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Convention system flawed

Members of precinct 41 record election results as a Democratic caucus is held at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. At front left is Angelina Tsu, the new chair of the precinct.
Members of precinct 41 record election results as a Democratic caucus is held at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. At front left is Angelina Tsu, the new chair of the precinct.
Ravell Call, Deseret News

On April 21, delegates for the GOP convention meet to select candidates for Utah and national offices. The caucus in our precinct selected three to represent the estimated 150 who attended. Our three state delegates are fine, honorable individuals, but their political choices may not reflect the views of several in our precinct.

At the convention, the delegates will have a voice and a vote. Non-delegates will not be heard, nor will they have any vote. Some argue that this arrangement is reasonable and fair since the delegates are "better informed" and therefore "more qualified" to make correct political decisions.

Rubbish! This arrogance only adds to the frustration of witnessing an archaic, inherently flawed system at work. How has the caucus system survived in the state of Utah where we consider ourselves to be enlightened and progressive?

Morris Lee

Kaysville