I know I’m not going to get any sympathy from some of you. Some might find it poetic justice to see journalists agonizing because of something public records might reveal about them. (And yes, I can see where there could be journalistic value in using the poll books to check up on a candidate who claims to be a lifelong Republican or a lifelong Democrat). That’s my point, though. This rule opens the door to all kinds of snooping, and this doesn’t just pose a problem for reporters. Anyone who works in nonpartisan city government — from the mayor and City Council on down — is subject to scrutiny. Same for anyone who works in the court system. Or on a university campus, in a public school or for a state agency/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.
Question: Do you feel in any way disenfranchised by Idaho GOP move to closed primaries?