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”

Election Night Preview: Statewide legislative races to watch

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports Let’s not kid ourselves. On Tuesday night, all eyes will be on the presidential race. (Ours will be, too — as viewers, not as reporters.) But as you’re waiting for those results, don’t forget Idaho’s legislative and congressional races. Throughout the evening and the next morning, the Idaho Reports teamContinue reading “Election Night Preview: Statewide legislative races to watch”

Election Night Preview: Ada and Canyon Counties

By Devon Downey, Idaho Reports Idaho’s two largest counties make up nearly 40% of the state’s population, but rarely offer much excitement in legislative races on election night.  Why would Ada and Canyon counties not create more election headlines? Simply put, there are very few swing districts in these two counties.  Looking at election results fromContinue reading “Election Night Preview: Ada and Canyon Counties”