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Wrong Constitutionalist on Idaho ballot

Never mind that the national Constitution Party has nominated Darrell Castle of Tennessee as its presidential candidate. When Idaho voters go to the polls in November, they’ll see the Rev. Scott Copeland of Texas on the line for the Constitution Party’s nominee.

Copeland won Idaho’s first-ever Constitution Party presidential primary in March, taking 51.5 percent of the 485 votes cast. The second-place finisher in that state contest, J.R. Myers of Alaska, is on Idaho’s ballot as Copeland’s running mate.

But Idaho was the only state that actually held a Constitution Party primary. Utah held county caucuses for the conservative third party; it split its delegates between Copeland and Castle. The rest of the states simply sent delegations to the party’s national convention in Salt Lake City, where Castle was nominated after a “Draft Darrell Castle” movement was launched/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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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