ST. GEORGE – At a recent meeting, the Washington County Republican Party central committee voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing deep concern over widespread reports of voter fraud across the country in the recent elections.
The resolution strongly encourages public officials who have jurisdiction over the sanctity of the election process to investigate and uncover the source of any fraud and to prosecute the perpetrators.
“If the election process eventually becomes corrupted to the point where outcomes are affected, then the true will of the people has not been expressed and elected officials have not obtained the consent of those they are supposed to represent,” said Willie Billings, chairman of the Washington County Republican Party. “This is a serious matter and we wanted to make a statement about it.”
The central committee, which is primarily composed of precinct chairmen and vice chairmen elected by their fellow Republicans in caucus meetings last spring, had a robust discussion about the purpose and wording of the resolution. Many members expressed dismay at the apathy of party and public leaders who have taken little or no action to look into voter fraud reports. The committee did not point to any problems locally or in Utah, but are responding to the numerous incidents reported in other states.
As a group, they agreed it is important to sound the alarm about potential corruption and voter fraud and to demand accountability so that the election process remains secure in the future.
“If criminal behavior goes undetected or even possibly, purposely ignored, it grows,” Vice Chairwoman Shauna Jo Larkin said. “Reports of voter fraud should be addressed so that citizens are confident in the voting process. Our representative form of government depends on fair and honest elections.”
The resolution can be read by following the link below:
Submitted by: Washington County Republican Party