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Kathy Sims vows to fight removal from Idaho ballot

May 2, 2018 Updated Wed., May 2, 2018 at 3:58 p.m.

Kathy Sims (Courtesy photo)
Kathy Sims (Courtesy photo)

Former Idaho Rep. Kathy Sims is vowing to fight her removal from the ballot for failing to be a registered voter in her new district for a year before the election; but for now, she’s off – unless she gets a judge to rule otherwise.

Sims, in a statement posted on Facebook, said she believes she’s met the requirement because she’s lived in Kootenai County all along. She formerly represented District 4 in Coeur d’Alene; she’s now trying for a comeback in District 3 in Post Falls, which has an open House seat.

The Idaho Constitution requires a legislator to be “for one year next preceding his election an elector of the county or district whence he may be chosen.”

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