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Eye On Boise Idaho Democratic Party archive

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

THURSDAY, DEC. 7, 2017

THURSDAY, NOV. 2, 2017

Idaho Dems name new executive director, Elle Casner

The Idaho Democratic Party has named Elle Casner as its new executive director; she’s served as the party’s chief financial officer since 2015. “Elle’s experience in the fundraising and political sector will serve the organization well as we lay the groundwork and strategy to expand...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2017


Idaho hands over public voter data to Trump panel 

The Idaho secretary of state's office has turned over voters' names, addresses and other public information to President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud. Deputy Secretary of State Tim Hurst said Wednesday the commission filled out the state's official public records request form and paid the $20 fee required to obtain...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 1, 2017


TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017

Idaho won't comply with Trump voter panel request 

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday he will not hand over detailed voter information to President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud as part of a settlement with the Idaho Democratic Party, the AP reports. Idaho now joins 17 other states and the District of Columbia also refusing to comply with the commission's request...

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TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

Idaho Democrats head north to recruit volunteers 

The Idaho Democratic Party is sending field organizers up north for the first time since pulling a volunteer nearly a year ago amid intimidation accusations. Democratic leaders announced this week that the move is part of a statewide effort to locate volunteers and train activists in an overwhelming Republican-dominant state. "When we put more...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016

Idaho Dems pull field organizer out of Bonner, Boundary counties, charge harassment by Heather Scott supporters 

The Idaho Democratic Party has pulled a party field organizer out of Bonner and Boundary counties after the young man reported he was repeatedly stalked and harassed by supporters of GOP state Rep. Heather Scott. This follows concerns expressed this week by Scott’s Democratic challenger Kate McAlister about an armed Scott backer who confronted...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016


MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016

Idaho Dems eye dropping caucuses for primary 

At the Idaho Democratic Party’s three day state convention, which wrapped up over the weekend, delegates approved a resolution calling for changing the party’s current caucus system for presidential nominee selection to something more inclusive – something “at least as inclusive” as a primary election....

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016

Billboard touting Idaho presidential primary election, one of 22 erected statewide by the Idaho Secretary of State's office (idaho Democratic Party)

Dems object to state-funded primary election billboards 11 

The Idaho Democratic Party is protesting a statewide, 22-billboard voter education campaign launched by the Idaho Secretary of State’s office for the upcoming March 8 presidential primary, because the billboards don’t indicate that the election is just for the Republican and Constitution parties. Bert Marley,...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2015

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015

Of parties, delegate selection, and the March 8 primary... 

When the Idaho Republican Party holds its presidential primary election on March 8, it’ll determine how the state’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention are apportioned, and it’s not as simple as just proportional or winner-take-all. That’s because national GOP rules require that if...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 1, 2015

Marley elected state Democratic Party chairman

Former state Sen. Bert Marley of McCammon has been elected the new chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party. Marley defeated current IDP Communications Director Dean Ferguson; two other candidates had initially entered the race as well, but dropped out when Marley announced. “I am honored...

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Idaho Dems to elect new state chair on Saturday

The Idaho Democratic Party announced today that its state central committee will elect its next party chairman this Saturday, at simultaneous meetings in three locations around the state in Lewiston, Pocatello and Boise. “It’s hard for people to all get to Boise,” said acting Chair...

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