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Fil Am Utah Attorney General to help Trump contest vote

Utah State Attorney General Sean Reyes says he’s taking the weekend to help prepare litigation to challenge the election of Joe Biden as President-elect.

Reyes released a statement on Twitter saying he’s “On personal leave time to help prepare and support litigation in several states dealing with compromised election process.”

He later clarified that statement to say he’s not taking leave from the Attorney General’s office, but he is just taking personal time this weekend “to help review and advise on potential lawsuits related to ensuring all legal votes are counted.”

Reyes has been an outspoken Trump supporter even before the President was first elected. He served in the role as a Trump surrogate at the Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Forum in Las Vegas in 2016.

“I certainly do not believe all votes in the 2020 election are fraudulent — many dedicated volunteers and officials across the nation, including in Utah, worked hard to ensure a fair process,” he said in a statement.

“But, if even some actions in battleground states resulted in improper votes being counted or proper votes being rejected, that compromises the overall fairness of the electoral process and can disenfranchise the votes of millions of Americans.

“Some mistakes were likely made innocently. Others appear very intentional. But, in either case, we should carefully review and remedy any such irregularities. For the sake of our nation and whomever wins this election, let’s make sure it is done fairly everywhere.”

Most impartial observers say Trump’s legal team has little basis to challenge the election. No doubt Trump is hoping the conservative U.S. Supreme Court he appointed will ultimately rule in his favor.

Reyes’ father immigrated from the Philippines and is of both Filipino and Spanish descent. His mother is Native Hawaiian and Japanese descent, according to Wikipedia.

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  1. Sean Reyes is also Japanese and Native Hawaiian on his mother’s side.

    Asamnews why do you always omit a person’s other Asian or Pacific Islander in identities when they are mixed with Filipino.

    I was the one who pointed out that TJ Cox had an immigrant father from China and immigrant mother from the Philippines in a 2018 AsAmNews article in the comments. The writer later updated the article and stated that TJ Cox was just Filipino.

    Every article since then has only identified TJ as Filipino and not Chinese and Filipino.

    Both of these elected officials have publicly stated their mixed identities in many new sites and yet your articles always omit their non-Filipino Asian and Pacific Islander sides. Why are your erasing their identities in your articles?

    Why are you biased for only highlighting Filipino identities for multi-ethnic people?

    • Thank you. We do our best. A person’s ethnicity is not always apparent and the information is often not readily available. As you know, we have a HAPA category and may be the only Asian American website to have such a category. We definitely have recognized the prevalence of Asians of mixed race heritage.


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