Idaho Reports analysis: Jordan results show GOP benefitted from record turnout

By Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Note: 2020 election results used in this analysis are unofficial. State law requires that results be canvassed and certified by counties within 10 days of the general election (Nov. 13) and by the state within 15 days (Nov. 18). The 2020 general election saw remarkably high turnout in Idaho, withContinue reading “Idaho Reports analysis: Jordan results show GOP benefitted from record turnout”

No shakeups in District 5 legislative results

By Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Sen. David Nelson (D-Moscow) has defended his seat against former Republican senator Dan Foreman, who held the position from 2016 to 2018, although with a much tighter margin than in their previous contest. Republican candidates in District 5 held large leads early in the night, until Latah County absentee ballotContinue reading “No shakeups in District 5 legislative results”

Idaho Reports analysis: Rural conservatives see some of Tuesday’s biggest wins

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports One indicator of how well a lawmaker represents their constituents: How comfortably they won a challenged race.  I took a look at legislative candidates who won with highest percentage of votes in R vs D races. I skipped races with only independent and third party challengers, as those candidates generallyContinue reading “Idaho Reports analysis: Rural conservatives see some of Tuesday’s biggest wins”

35 legislative districts amendment approved by voters

By Logan Finney, Idaho Reports On election night, 68% of Idaho voters decided in favor of setting the number of state legislative districts at 35 before the 2021 redistricting process. If voters had rejected constitutional amendment HJR 4, the decision on how many districts to create would have been left to the redistricting commission. SinceContinue reading “35 legislative districts amendment approved by voters”

Idaho GOP picks up two House seats

by Devon Downey, Idaho Reports Two years after losing in Districts 15 and 29, Republican challengers have regained control of two of those seats. After winning reelection by only six votes in 2018, District 15 Sen. Fred Martin has defeated Democratic challenger Rick Just by over 1,200 votes. For seat B in District 15, RepublicanContinue reading “Idaho GOP picks up two House seats”