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Voter turnout a dismal 25 percent of registered voters

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa addresses GOP unity rally on the state Capitol steps on Wednesday (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa addresses GOP unity rally on the state Capitol steps on Wednesday (Betsy Russell)

Voter turnout in Idaho’s primary election yesterday was a dismal 25 percent, according to Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, who had projected 27 percent turnout of registered voters. “I wish we could get more to turn out, more to participate,” Ysursa said.

Ysursa said he got to bed about 4 a.m. “We’re still counting ballots today,” he told the Idaho GOP’s unity rally on the Capitol steps. “Blaine County’s are being counted in Twin Falls as we speak. But as you probably know, the results … it’s pretty solid as to what happened here.”

Ysursa said, “Participation is the essence of democracy, and I salute everybody who put their hat in the ring.”




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