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Locke, 3 others vote for Trump

Six-thousand emails, a trash bag full of letters and a bombardment of Facebook messages weren't enough to sway Jennifer Locke.

Locke, a Kootenai County resident and one of Idaho's four Electoral College voters, checked her ballots Monday in front of a horde of supporters and protesters at the Capitol building.

The Republican committeewoman of Precinct 13 had no intention of deviating from her party's candidate.

"I had no problem casting my vote because Donald Trump is someone I've been supporting," said Locke, who was deluged by phone calls with anti-Trump sentiments.

Neither did fellow voters Rod Beck, Skip Smyser or Caleb Lakey, who, along with Locke, voted for the president-elect and his running mate, Mike Pence/Ryan Collingwood, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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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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