Wow! Republicans worried about 2C Dem candidate!

As a Democrat, I was happy that some voters found a 30-year law that indicated there should be a runoff election for a city council seat if no candidate got a majority of the votes.   Evangeline Beechler, chair of the Idaho State Democrats, was getting a second chance.  What wasn’t there to like? Then, came …

Reflections on local elections

Boise isn’t the only city with a runoff election Dec. 3.   Caldwell is planning one also–at least that was true Sunday as I wrote this. Apparently, the council passed an ordinance requiring a “majority” vote back in 1989 and promptly forgot about it. For 30 years, candidates went on winning with pluralities.   Then the notorious …