Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker today rejected a bid from embattled former Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson to hold onto the chairmanship by blocking a state central committee meeting scheduled for Saturday to choose new leaders. “His term has expired,” Stoker told the court. The judge’s ruling came after extensive arguments that lasted for more than two hours in court this morning in Twin Falls. “This is not a question of this court taking any position with regard to what the Republican Party should do in this state,” Stoker said. “I have no dog in this fight, so to speak”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. (Eye on Boise photo: Former Idaho GOP chairman Barry Peterson leaves Twin Falls courthouse)
Question: Who are the winners/losers as a result of this decision?