SALT LAKE CITY — Over 10,000 people have signed a petition to impeach Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes after his controversial decision to support a lawsuit that would throw out votes in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
The change.org petition was organized after Reyes announced Wednesday that Utah, along with 16 other states, had filed an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit that is attempting to block Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin from casting their electoral votes.
The states named in the lawsuit all went for Biden over President Trump.
Reyes faced criticism from many following the move, even from Republican Gov. Gary Herbert and Gov.-elect Spencer J. Cox.
It stands to reason, however, that many support Reyes' actions as he was reelected to another term in November with 61 percent of the vote. Utah voted overwhelmingly to reelect President Trump and Republican candidates were victorious throughout the state.
Reyes' decision, while controversial to some, was not a surprise as he has supported Trump's claims of election fraud since it was evident the president would not be reelected.
In an online statement, petition organizers believe Reyes cares only about his political relationships and not the state he was elected to represent.
"Clearly, Sean Reyes has other priorities than protecting and defending the Constitution. This petition calls for an investigation of Sean Reyes and his impeachment. We need someone who puts Utah first!"