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Brannon: Prez Primary To Be Costly

The Legislature has passed a bill that would separate the 2016 presidential primary election from the rest of the primary races in May. If the governor signs the bill, the presidential primary will be held on the second Tuesday in March, which is the beginning of the primary season nationwide. "From an election standpoint it'll take a little extra effort," said Republican County Clerk Jim Brannon. "But we are ready for this." Brannon said the elections division plans and budgets for four elections each year in all 70 precincts in the county. He said the wildcard will be the turnout, which may require more staffing. "I understand why they are doing it," he said. "But the price tag is going to be high"/Jeff Selle, SR. More here.

Question: Can anyone explain to me why we have to pay for the Idaho GOP presidential primary beauty contest?

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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