Utah is known as a forward-thinking, innovative, and conservative state that produces real results that solve tough challenges. The state ranks first in the nation for its economic outlook in ALEC’s Rich States, Poor States report, a distinction it has maintained since 2008.
Utah’s leadership among conservative states and aptitude for innovation is not only exemplified in business and tech, but also in elections. Other red states should follow suit and advocate for the successful adoption of key election reforms, using the safeguards pioneered in Utah.
On issues from mail-in voting to accessible voting to instant runoffs and ranked-choice voting, conservatives rightfully point out abuses in other states. However, in every case, Utah has proven it is not an all-or-nothing question of voter access vs. ballot security, but rather a question of how to make that innovation work.
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