Saturday, March 10, 2007

Idaho: Showdown on open primaries

'Collision coming' between Idaho, GOP, By Parker Howell, BOISE – The stage is set for a legal clash between the State of Idaho and the Idaho Republican Party over the fate of primary elections, state officials and lawmakers said Friday.
If lawmakers don’t pass legislation this session to partially restrict primary elections, and state GOP leaders pursue a proposal to close their primaries to non-members, the tangle might go to the courts.
A recent opinion by the Idaho attorney general’s office said courts would rule in favor of the party on First Amendment grounds. ...
(Spokesman Review)

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