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Election flier hoax being investigated

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A Republican who lost his bid for the Idaho Senate says religious mailers that were sent to Latah County voters and appeared to carry his endorsement may have cost him the election. Gresham Bouma is offering a $1,000 reward for information on who sent the fliers, which featured his picture and urged voters to become true believers or be “struck down,” The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports. Bouma beat nine-term GOP senator Gary Schroeder in the Idaho primary to face Democrat Dan Schmidt in the November general election. Bouma lost to Schmidt by 810 votes. Latah County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brannon Jordan says about 150 of the postcards have been collected and sent to a forensics lab as part of an investigation into where the mailers originated. Jordan says authorities “don’t want to let this go.”


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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