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Bill Would Move Primary To August

The House State Affairs Committee has voted unanimously to introduce two bills dealing with this year's primary election: One from committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, (pictured) to delay the state's primary from May to August while also doing away with the presidential primary; and one from Secretary of State Ben Ysursa to just do away with the presidential primary; it no longer serves any purpose since both parties now choose their presidential delegates by caucuses. Loertscher said he favors the shift of the primary to the later date because the move back in 1980 from August to May made for more months of campaigning. “The political season was extended in Idaho, which in my personal opinion is not a good thing,” Loertscher said/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Do you prefer the primary election to be held in May or August?




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