Take two on the redistricting mess. Republican House Speaker Lawerence Denney wanted to fire his appointee to Idaho’s redistricting commission, former GOP state Rep. Dolores Crow, because party members don’t think she protected their interests.
Translation: the lady wasn’t partisan enough.
Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, the state’s chief election officer sought advice from the Attorney General. Looks like Denney will have to CHANGE THE LAW to suit his personal bias, but that’s nothing new for an Idaho legislator. The AG opinion said there is no mechanism in the reapportionment law to dismiss members–they have to resign or apparently die to “create a vacancy.”
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