Cache Democratic chair opposes Count My Vote

Cache County Democratic Party Chairman Vince Wickwar agrees with most of his party’s members who oppose the Count My Vote initiative. On KVNU’s Crosstalk program Tuesday, Wickwar said those who attend caucus meetings usually have more interest in the issues and in getting more involved.

“We find out who is really interested in politics, who has ideas that will affect us locally,” Wickwar said. “And they pay attention to the people that are running.

“So they have a contribution to selecting the local candidates and that goes all the way up.”

Wickwar points out that the Count My Vote initiative would stand in stark contrast to that and prove very costly for candidates.

“If we go to a primary system, the argument against that is you need to have so much more money so you can do the television advertising all over the whole state.”

Wickwar said he backs the caucus system and believes the Count My Vote method would prove to be expensive.

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