Heritage Action Praises Utah House for Repealing Ranked-Choice Voting

Press Releases · Feb 22, 2024

WASHINGTON—Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, including thousands of Utahns, applauds the Utah House’s passage of HB 290, legislation that repeals the Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) pilot program.

Former Kansas Assistant Secretary of State and Heritage Action Director of State Advocacy Catherine Gunsalus released the following statement praising state legislators' work to improve election integrity:

“RCV is a gimmick that undermines elections, and the Left is pouring money into states across the country to undermine our processes to benefit a progressive agenda. Like all RCV schemes, Utah’s RCV pilot program is a confusing system that is prone to errors and often leaves Utahns with inaccurate representation. HB 290 ends this Left-wing loophole by repealing the pilot program.

“Heritage Action commends State Representative Katy Hall for working toward free and fair elections for every voter in the Beehive State. We encourage the Senate to follow the House’s lead in passing this important legislation and look forward to working alongside Utahns to get the job done.”

The Utah House’s passage of HB 290 builds on the grassroots momentum to combat the Left’s attempts to implement RCV nationwide. By considering a repeal of RCV, Utah is one of more than a dozen states working on legislation this year to secure elections by making it easier to vote and harder to cheat.

Prior to passage of HB 290, Utah ranked 32nd out of 51 on The Heritage Foundation’s Election Integrity Scorecard.