TBOR Executive Director Talks Utah and Wyoming Elections On The Rod Arquette Show

August 10, 2021

Yesterday evening TBOR Executive Director John Pudner joined the Rod Arquette show to discuss how Utah is a good example for other red states on how to run elections. John also discussed the elections reforms TBOR is working on in Utah’s neighboring state of Wyoming. You can listen to John’s interview with Rod below.

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Executive Director John Pudner Pens Op-Ed In Salt Lake City Tribune

August 5, 2021

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 […]

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TBOR Wraps Up Western States Tour

April 26, 2021

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner wrapped up 8 days of a Western Tour around the Denver Capitol today. Meetings Monday included government affairs leaders, reform leaders, and TBOR Colorado coordinators. The tour started last week in Salt Lake City, Utah where John was joined by Western Field Director Clark Caras, Donor Liaison Jessica Murphy, and Board Member Sarah Hunt for multiple stops around the city.

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TBOR Participates in Civics Education Forum In Salt Lake City

April 21, 2021

Take Back Our Republic Western Field Director Clark Caras today lead a Take Back Our Republic team participating in “Civics: A Rediscovery.” The program in Salt Lake City includes Utah Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson, one of the first people introduced to TBOR Executive Director John Pudner during Clark Caras western kickoff for the group in the summer of 2020, Frederick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute, and David Bobb of the Bill of Rights Institute. The TBOR team attending the event […]

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Why RCV is good for Utah

March 18, 2021

Amelia Powers Gardner is the Utah County clerk and auditor. She has received national recognition for leading election reforms and innovations. She is the first clerk in the nation to implement mobile voting for overseas and disabled voters and to offer end-to-end automated marriage licenses. Gardner was featured as one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2020. To read her op-ed in its entirety click here

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Take Back Our Republic Announces Allen Shepherd of Shepherd’s Processed Eggs and muscleegg; as group’s Utah Agricultural Coordinator

September 1, 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah — Today, the only national conservative money in politics organization, Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), named Allen Shepherd, Spanish Fork, as Utah Agricultural Coordinator, to be one of the leaders of the organization’s statewide efforts. “It’s an honor for me on my family’s behalf to join Takeback.org; Shepherd Eggs is an 85-year-old family-owned and operated enterprise seeing daily multi-million-eggs-a-day processing as certified organic and cage-free,’’ Shepherd said. “Our ethics of providing a product to be proud […]

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TBOR West Keeps on Rolling

July 9, 2020

TBOR Western Field Director Clark Caras and Executive Director John Pudner were guests of Ranked Choice Voting champion Stan Lockhart at the Utah Leadership Conference quarterly meeting with elected officials and community leaders. The event was hosted by Woodland Hills City Council Member Kari Malkovich who has also previously run for Utah State House. Take Back Our Republic opened it’s Western office in Salt Lake City this summer.

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TBOR Executive Director Reviews Mail-In Voting Process in Utah

June 23, 2020

To cap off the phenomenal first week to TBOR’s launch in Utah Executive Director John Pudner spent Friday afternoon meeting with one of the states County Clerks to discuss their mail-in voting process. County Clerk Josh Daniels even took Pudner in to view the security measures they have in place and to look over a sample ballot. John commended both Josh and the state for the impressive security measures they have in place to make sure every mail-in vote is […]

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TBOR West Hits the Ground Running in Utah

June 18, 2020

Following the hiring of Take Back Our Republic’s Western Field Director Clark Caras, TBOR Executive Director John Pudner and GC Jacob Dean held kickoff meetings in western headquarters in Salt Lake City Tuesday. Take Back Our Republic connected with popular podcast host and State Senator Todd Weiler, who has interviewed many of the elected officials and opinion leaders throughout the state. Senator Weiler is well versed in the complete list of possible reforms ideas and offered valuable constructive criticism on […]

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Trump Could Have Blown Out Clinton with Ranked Choice Voting

November 16, 2018

Conservatives reading this Washington Post report on the first instant Ranked-Choice Vote (RVC) resulting in the Democrats picking up an extra Congressional seat in Maine may be surprised to hear a judge appointed by Trump provided the strong decision allowing the process. In upholding the law, the Trump appointee states: “…there is no dispute that the RCV Act, the product of a citizens’ initiative, was motivated by a desire to enable third-party and non-party candidates to participate in the political process, […]

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