SALT LAKE CITY — In a letter to the governor and state lawmakers, Mitt Romney has criticized the Utah GOP’s plans to hold a caucus instead of a presidential primary.
“The Executive Committee of the Utah Republican party has voted to use a caucus system rather than a presidential primary. Should that occur, tens of thousands fewer voters will participate in the process. It is a bad decision,” Romney wrote in the letter released Wednesday.
“Their decision is indicative of an unfortunate pattern where party leadership seems to reject wide participation in favor of small groups of people making decisions for the rest of us. Having participated in presidential election processes nationwide, it is clear to me that the more citizens involved, the better the result.”
Romney urged passage of legislation to organize and fund a 2016 presidential primary in Utah.
Read the letter here:
In response, the Utah Republican Party posted this on Twitter: