Let Idaho voters rank the candidates 

Idaho’s primary elections are 11 months away. We won’t know who all will be on our ballots until the early March filing deadline, eight months away.  Yet, we know of 10 Republicans who will be running for state office: three for governor–Brad Little, Janice McGeachen, and Ammon Bundy; two for lieutenant governor–Luke Malek and Priscella …

Do Dems have the drive to win more seats in November?

 Finally, we have come to the last day of the wackiest Idaho primary election ever. 2020 will be legendary for Idaho county clerks from this day forth–envelope shortages, mis-mailed ballots, crashing online sites, unsigned envelopes, court orders and all.  The time for mailing ballots is past.  Still, hundreds of ballots may be slipped into slots …

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 …

Elections: Thanks to those who “carried on”

by Judy Ferro “There is only one redeeming thing about this whole election. It will be over at sundown, and let everybody pray that it’s not a tie, for we couldn’t go through with this thing again.” –Will Rogers-                 Part of me wishes Will Rogers was around to comment on today’s election, and part …

Politics: Primary contests heating up

by Judy Ferro Guess what’s coming up May 17. The primary elections! You knew that, right? That means candidates are trying to reach you right now—though some seem to think osmosis will do. The hottest race involves all of us: the non-partisan contest with Sergio Gutierrez, Curt McKenzie, Robyn Brody, and Clive Strong vying for …