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Coin toss to settle precinct races in Ada County

A hyperlocal GOP race in southwestern Idaho will be decided with a flip of a coin. Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane says that votes were evenly split for precinct committeemen candidates Mark Johnson and Peggy Moyer in Tuesday's Republican primary election. According to Idaho law, this means a coin flip...

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State GOP convention wraps up Saturday 

PASCO – The state Republican Party convention wraps up Saturday in Pasco. The nearly 2,000 attendees will be busy electing their final delegates to the national Republican Party convention in Cleveland in July. They’ll also be considering some planks for ...

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M 2016 Idaho Primary, May 17

Idaho is holding its primary on May 17. Many state and county offices will be on the ballot. The election, however, does not include voting for president.

u 2016 Washington Presidential Primary, May 24

Washington holds its presidential primary on May 24. The results, however, only will count on the Republican side. State Democrats will ignore the results of the election and pick their delegates for their party’s National Convention based on the Democratic Caucus in March. Republican delegates for the GOP National Convention, however, will be bound to vote for their party’s nominee based on the primary outcome, though only in the first round of voting. After that, Republican delegates, selected through a series of caucuses and conventions won’t be bound to any candidate.

Presidential Election 2016

Washington's Democratic and Republican parties will use different systems for picking a presidential nominee.

Republicans will caucus Saturday, Feb. 20, but they will not be picking a candidate for president. Caucus attendees will choose delegates to the GOP county convention. Those delegates will choose delegates to the statewide Republican Convention, to be held May 19 in the Tri-Cities. There, Washington delegates will be selected to attend the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to begin July 18 in Cleveland. Republican delegates sent to Cleveland will be bound to back candidates based on the outcome of the results of a presidential primary election that will be held May 24.

Democrats will ignore the results of the May 24 presidential primary and select delegates based on a caucus on March 26 that will include voting for president.



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