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Idaho Open Primary Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill has declared Idaho's open primary election system unconstitutional with respect to the state's Republican Party primary, which the party passed a rule saying it wants to close. “An important corollary of the right to freely associate is a right not to associate,” Winmill wrote in the decision, issued today. He found “clear evidence of crossover voting” in Idaho's primaries/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question (for Democrats): Will you register as Republicans in order to vote in important legislative and county races that will be decided in the GOP primary (because there is no Democratic opposition)?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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