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GOP Proxy Ballot Stands, No Charges

A Latah County deputy prosecutor has determined there was nothing criminal about an allegedly forged proxy ballot cast during a vote held in February by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. The 31-30 vote of elected precinct committeemen favored rescinding an invitation to Richard Mack to speak at the county GOP's March 24 Lincoln Day Dinner. The proxy ballot bearing the name of Kelly Chadderdon was examined in early March by a private investigator at the request of party officials, including Central Committee chair Tina Jacobson. The private investigator determined the signature was not Kelly Chadderdon's and the matter was turned over to police. Kelly Chadderdon's proxy vote to rescind the Mack invitation was given to Julie Chadderdon. Duane Rasmussen carried the proxy ballot into the meeting, but had no knowledge of the handling of the signature/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Coeur d'Alene Press file photo)

Question: So who was the real winner here? The Chadderdons for clearing their names? Or the GOP CC executive committee members who challenged proxy & overturned Central Committee vote re: Richard Mack?

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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