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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:13 PM

Utah lawmakers who undermine faith in elections should resign their seats, Editorial Board writes

Reps. Steve Christiansen and Phil Lyman are attacking the very core of our democracy.

The people of Utah have many problems that their government isn’t handling all that well.

A dearth of affordable housing. Overcrowded and underfunded schools. We cannot seem to get our act together on testing, vaccine mandates and other steps needed to finally slay the COVID-19 dragon. The air is foul. Traffic is a monster.

And we’re running out of water.

Yet a small fringe of a fringe of the Utah Legislature is mounting a crusade to ignore — to distract us from — finding solutions to all of our real problems by undermining the public’s faith in what is, perhaps, the thing that our state government is best at.

Running elections.

If these particular elected officials don’t have anything better to do than to, without cause or evidence, weaken our belief in our electoral system, they should resign their seats in the Legislature and devote themselves to their true calling of undermining democracy on social media. If they won’t, it will be up to legislative leadership to denounce these destructive efforts and make it clear they will go no further.

Read more: https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/editorial/2021/10/22/utah-lawmakers-who/

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Reply Utah lawmakers who undermine faith in elections should resign their seats, Editorial Board writes (Original post)
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Fri Oct 22, 2021, 02:26 PM

1. Exactly. If you have that little faith in the electoral process, that's one thing

But should you do it from the confines of an elected position… especially if you were on the same ballot?

We say “respect the office” but don’t those in office need to respect the process?

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