M 2010 Idaho General Election

State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 3

Last updated: Nov. 3, 10:38 a.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Phil Hart (R) 9,170 75.25%
(Write-in) Howard Griffiths (R) 3,016 24.75%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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BOISE – Yet another ethics complaint has been filed against Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, this one by the write-in candidate who unsuccessfully ran against him in November. Hayden businessman Howard Griffiths, who garnered 25 percent of the vote for his write-in bid, sent in an ethics complaint even though officials say only House members can file those; earlier, another North Idaho resident did the same, filing an ethics complaint against a representative who had filed his own complaint against Hart. Read more

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