Expect a late night, er, early morning Idaho election result, says Ada County Clerk

A two-page, double-sided ballot, strong turnout and new polling places will make for late returns in Idaho's largest county, says Clerk Chris Rich.

Rich predicts final results will be available between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 7, the day after the election. Among the races that may be hanging in the balance: Propositions 1, 2 and 3, and legislative contests in Southeast and West Boise.

Early voting has been brisk, Rich said, with over 800 votes cast at the county's Benjamin Street office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Rich predicts turnout between 75 percent and 80 percent of registered voters, in the same range Secretary of State Ben Ysursa predicts statewide.

Absentee and early-cast ballots will be opened Nov. 5 at 8 a.m., and be laid out flat to smooth their way through counting machines, Rich said. But the law prevents counting until Election Day. Also, Rich said, pollworkers must be sure the two-page ballots are in order before leaving precincts. That could mean some not arriving at Benjamin Street until midnight, he said.

Rich is concerned the lengthy ballot could mean lines on Election Day. Observing early voters, Rich said the range of time it takes them to vote is 2 minutes to 21 minutes. "If it averages seven minutes or more, that scares the heck out of me," Rich said.

The clerk is resending corrected postcards with voting information to 3,800 households in West Boise, Rich said, because maps showing polling places were incorrect.

"Printing errors do happen," Rich said, joking that he has a copy of a card showing his former boss, former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig registered as a Democrat.

Rich said Craig confronted him with the card at the March 6 GOP presidential caucus. "I was trying to crawl under a rock."

1350658158 Expect a late night, er, early morning Idaho election result, says Ada County Clerk Idaho Statesman Copyright 2014 Idaho Statesman . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More overtime for Dee and Mark!


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Lying by ommission.

Why are Danny and Kevin spiking this McClatchy Headline Story? Does it not fit your agenda or is it an intentional act to not include this story? http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/10/18/171933/obama-administration-officials.html


because the link doesn't work

Just websearch the headline

"U.S. description of Benghazi attacks, at first cautious, changed after 3 days"

" WASHINGTON — In the first 48 hours after the deadly Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya, senior Obama administration officials strongly alluded to a terrorist assault and repeatedly declined to link it to an anti-Muslim video that drew protests elsewhere in the region, transcripts of briefings show.

The administration’s initial accounts, however, changed dramatically in the following days, according to a review of briefing transcripts and administration statements, with a new narrative emerging Sept. 16 when U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice asserted in a series of TV appearances that the best information available indicated that the attack had spun off from a protest over the video.

What prompted that pivot remains a mystery amid a closely contested presidential election and Republican allegations that President Barack Obama intentionally used outrage over the video to mask administration policy missteps that led to the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. The issue is sure to arise when Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney meet Monday to debate foreign policy."

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/10/18/171933/obama-administration-officials.html#storylink=cpy

Fastsaluki: Slow on the uptake? We ran the story Thursday

Our DC bureau's story by Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay is still available here:


FYI, neither I nor Kevin Richert have any authority over the selection of wire stories. The responsibility belongs to editors. That said, next time you call us liars, how 'bout you tell us your name?

Dan Popkey

Just as soon as

Your boy saigon lists all his AKAs. Sorry to question your integrity Dan (and Kevin) the story wasn't spiked, just buried too deep to be readily seen. Like they said once upon a time, far away, "don't mean nuthin".

Take It Easy

Fastsaluki is known to call the mothers of other posters "loose woman" for having liberal babies. Rest assured, being called a liar by Fastaluki is far less insulting than having him agree with you.

To Kevin/Popkey; Does your editor control your blogposts?

Looking back to Oct. 2008 to this date you had 7 blogposts on the rising Obama. Today you have 1 post on the rising Romney. Please explain.

Fastsaluki is your customer, generating traffic. Be nicer.

Your getting paid, Fastsaluki is not. You need to treat your customer nicer. You are out there in the public because you chose it. We have our lives and we share our views, generating hits for McClatchy.

Your blogging silence on the Lybia issues are stark. Especially when your parent company has made national news on this.

Does everything have to be a coverup / conspiracy?

It must be exhausting to live with such distrust .

You're being too nice BC

I would have said it must be exhausting living with such stupidity. You're much nicer than I would be.

Trust but

Verify http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/330778

Even your pal Rush was happy to read about it, why not you?

Why, I heard him this afternoon talking abour this!


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It was the Octoberafternoon rush, She was one of the Maguire

twins, you know; the bad one. Somewhere in the sparse highmeadow sun between the breaker and the tailing pile she ran out of the woods with such a shock, half clothed, running at top speed, with coal dust in her face. Laughing, just laughing, like an mental patient, into my arms, with full body,and an animal instinct. Before, she was watching, as if on guard. Now her eyes now were not of this world.

We shared strawberry wine and she became wild again, ranting how she had heard someone talking about something this afternoon. I calmed her down, and we walked back into town. That was the last time I saw her. That was 1972.

So what. My teacher wore tall boots and had a '69 Charger then.


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