Thursday, March 24, 2011

Independents Appeal Court Ruling to Close Idaho Primaries

IDAHO PRIMARY

  • Closed primary moves closer - Legislation could be introduced by Friday (By Associated Press and Coeur d'Alene Press) On Wednesday, the New York-based Committee for a United Independent Party appealed the decision. The group says closing the primary cuts out Independent voters, roughly how a third of Idaho's population identifies itself. Seventeen other states use open primaries.
  • Idaho GOP leaders near closed primary deal (JOHN MILLER Associated Press, Idaho Press) The New York-based Committee for a United Independent Party announced on Wednesday it was lodging an appeal of U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill's decision.
  • Appeal Filed in Closed Primary Ruling (POSTED BY GEORGE PRENTICE, Boise Weekly/City Desk) "A third of Idaho voters have lost their right to vote in the state's primaries as a result of this decision," said Harry Kresky, co-counsel for a group calling itself the American Independent Movement of Idaho.
  • Idaho GOP leaders near closed primary deal (Moscow Pullman Daily News) The New York-based Committee for a United Independent Party announced on Wednesday it was lodging an appeal of the decision made by U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
  • Idaho GOP leaders near closed primary deal (By: JOHN MILLER, Associated Press, Washington Examiner) The New York-based Committee for a United Independent Party announced on Wednesday it was lodging an appeal of Winmill's decision. Gary Allen, the group's lawyer in Boise, said Idaho's Republican primary is often the only election that counts, so independents should be able to participate.

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