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Barbieri: Already been warned, if he votes in Ada, he’s ‘off the ballot’

Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, at the Ada County GOP presidential caucus on Tuesday night (Twitter)
Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, at the Ada County GOP presidential caucus on Tuesday night (Twitter)

North Idaho legislators have been grousing that they're disenfranchised - even though the Legislature wrapped up early today and will start late tomorrow, it would've taken them a day and a half to fly home and back for their county GOP presidential caucuses, and most didn't. Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, is taking in the Ada County caucus tonight, and he just tweeted this photo with the message, "History in the making. I've already been threatened by Secretary Ysursa that if I vote, I'm 'off the ballot!'"

While northern lawmakers can take in the local caucuses just for fun, they can't participate - because their voter registration is in their home counties, from which they're elected.




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