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Idaho GOP criticizes Minnick flier on voter ID

Flier from Rep. Walt Minnick re voting law change in Idaho
Flier from Rep. Walt Minnick re voting law change in Idaho

The Idaho Republican Party is criticizing Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick for sending 100,000 fliers to Idaho voters Aug. 3 to inform them about Idaho's new voter I.D. law, which now requires voters to show photo I.D. at the polls when they go to vote; the law took effect July 1. The fliers, headed, "Idaho Voting Laws Have Changed," were sent at taxpayer expense from Minnick's congressional office, a fact that's noted on the fliers. Minnick's defending the fliers as an appropriate use of his office funds; Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey has a full story on the dustup here.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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