Idaho GOP to Dems Re. Billboard Flap: 'You Chose Not to Participate in Primary' 

click to enlarge Idaho Democrats argue at least three billboards urging voters to turn out to the polls on March 8 unfairly promote the Idaho Republican and Constitutional Party primaries. - IDAHO DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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  • Idaho Democrats argue at least three billboards urging voters to turn out to the polls on March 8 unfairly promote the Idaho Republican and Constitutional Party primaries.


Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney and the Idaho Republican Party are pushing back against a claim from Idaho Democrats that a series of billboards and advertisements promoting the Gem State's upcoming GOP presidential primary were "misleading and inaccurate."

Dems argued the ads, pointing to the secretary of state's idahovotes.gov website, only referred to the upcoming Republican primary, slated for Tuesday, March 8 (the Idaho Constitution Party will also hold its presidential primary the same day). Meanwhile, Democrats will allow other voters to weigh in on their party's presidential hopefuls during a series of statewide caucuses on March 22.

"If they were serious about their complaint, serious about wanting a clear process for voters, or serious about being inclusive they would have joined the other political parties and switched to the presidential primary," wrote Idaho GOP Chairman Steve Yates in his response. "It's time for them to stop complaining about their decision and own it."

Denney said he has no intention to taking down or updating the billboards, agreeing with the GOP that Democrats chose not to participate in the March 8 primary. 
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