Webb: problems exist with direct primary and caucus systems

Two public opinion polls have been released, both showing substantial support for the Count My Vote citizen initiative. <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_01_22_328_18279_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>State Representative Curt Webb, R-District 5, says</a> the initiative would end candidates being vetted by their own political party delegates and move Utah to a direct primary system.

Webb says he has reservations about the initiative although there are some problems with the caucus system.

“I think we could have fixed it and still can by making adjustments to how the caucus system is set up now,” says Webb. “I think that while that system is vulnerable to apathy and activism, the other, the Count My Vote proposal, is vulnerable to money.”

Webb says he likes the fact that Cache County requires candidates at caucus meetings to get 70 percent of the vote in order to avoid a primary.

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