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  • Independent Idaho in for poll surprise

    BOISE – Say you’re an Idaho voter who wants to cast a ballot in next year’s primary election for Sarah Palin for president, or Mike Huckabee, or Mitt Romney. In …


  • Eye on Boise: Otter says closed primary an imperfect compromise

    BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter has signed into law historic changes in Idaho’s election system, requiring, for the first time, that all Idahoans declare their party affiliation to vote in …


  • Public to pay for GOP suit

    BOISE – Idaho lawmakers rushed through a bill to pay $100,000 to the Idaho Republican Party – to which 81 percent of them belong – in the final days of …


  • Idaho lawmakers rush unusual payment to state GOP

    Idaho lawmakers rushed through a bill to pay $100,000 to the Idaho Republican Party - to which 81 percent of them belong - in the final days of this year’s …


  • Closed primary legislation hits snag in Idaho House

    BOISE – Legislation to require Idahoans to register by political party and allow parties to close primary elections to all but party members ran into trouble in a House committee …


  • Idaho closed-primary election bill stalls

    Legislation to require Idahoans, for the first time, to register by political party and allow parties to close their primaries to all but party members ran into trouble in a …


  • Idaho’s open primary infringes on GOP, judge rules

    BOISE – A federal judge on Wednesday declared Idaho’s open primary election system unconstitutional, ruling that it violates the right of the state’s Republican Party to limit primaries to members. …


  • Judge declares Idaho’s open primaries unconstitutional

    A federal judge on Wednesday declared Idaho’s open primary election system unconstitutional, ruling that it violates the right of the state’s Republican Party to ban anyone who’s not a party …


  • GOP argues for closed primary in Idaho

    BOISE – The Idaho Republican Party finally got its chance Wednesday to make a case for scrapping the state’s open primary, which they say allows Democratic voters to unfairly influence …


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