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Mailbag: Idaho Needs A Runoff System

Joe Average: Only in America could a person get almost a free ride into the United States Congress with only 25% of the vote. We need to have runoff elections in Idaho at all levels. If no one receives over 50% of the vote to win in multiple candidate races then the top 2 vote getters would have a runoff. Sali would have had to go head to head with Vasquez which would have been almost as much fun as the Mitchell-Amaro race.

DFO: You might have something here, if it didn't require another election. Which would mean more yard signs and political ads pestering us in the diminishing time between elections. On the other hand, a race between Sali and Vasquez, who snuck into second when my back was turned last night, would be one for the ages. And such fun.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.