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ID GOP Convention: Voting for an open primary

Erica Curless reports from Sandpoint that Republicans just narrowly voted to change their party rules and open the GOP primary, a reverse in course that shows the division within the party about the controversial issue.

The recommendation passed by just seven votes and now will go to the state Central Committe, which more than once has voted for a closed primary and launched a lawsuit against the state in April.
Read more here.

They've also passed most of a platform, but are currently debating whether to do away with the Federal Reserve. Read about it here.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.