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A tale of dueling petitions…

Twin Falls Times-News reporter Melissa Davlin reports today on two dueling petitions, as Gov. Butch Otter yesterday posted a petition in favor of a state-based insurance exchange on his website for Idahoans to sign, and Idaho Freedom Foundation executive director Wayne Hoffman posted his own anti-exchange petition in direct response to the governor's. Otter's petition had 464 signatures by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Davlin reports; Hoffman's signature numbers aren't public, but he told Davlin he'd collected about 200 in three hours. 

However, Davlin then learned that online pranksters were signing Hoffman's petition with names like “Ben Dover” and “Seymour Butts.” She checked back with Hoffman, who said five or six of his signatures were phony, and charged that Otter's signatures included “bureaucrats or lobbyists paid to promote the exchange.” You can read Davlin's full post here; it's highly entertaining.


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

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