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Eye On Boise

Grant: ‘A Republican intramural fight’

Larry Grant, chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party, told senators, "The Idaho Democratic Party believes in open primaries. ... This is essentially a Republican intramural fight." He said, "We as Democrats would prefer you spend your time on something other than what I see as a Republican issue."

He also noted that the primary election bill, SB 1198, would create "two classes of voters" by setting different dates for non-affiliated and affiliated voters to switch registration before primaries; he suggested that might be unconstitutional. "The last thing we need is more litigation," he said.

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