- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Leaders of Utah’s Republican Party say they’ll push lawmakers this year to repeal a law that overhauls the state’s system for nominating political candidates.

One Republican state senator, Scott Jenkins, joined Utah GOP officials at a Sunday evening news conference to announce legislation he’s planning that would repeal the changes.

The GOP has also filed a lawsuit over the law, which allows candidates to bypass the state’s caucus and convention system and instead compete in a primary election if they gather enough signatures.

The law was a compromise Utah’s Republican-controlled Legislature reached with Count My Vote, a group working to change the system and allow more people to participate.

Count My Vote chairman Rich McKeown told The Salt Lake Tribune (https://bit.ly/14eNwe9 ) that the party’s actions are disrespectful to the Legislature.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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