"Idaho doesn't have Democrats and Republicans, Idaho has voters," attorney Harry Kresky told The Associated Press. "Just like people have the freedom of association - to become members of a group and have closed events - there is also the freedom of non-association. I don't think every voter in Idaho should be forced take part in partisan registration."
"The Republicans really did the Independents a favor - we didn't have a hot button issue until this came along to fire the Independents up," American Independent Movement organizer Campbell said. "It's really helped us as an organizing tool."