The Green Papers: Idaho 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary (results 2 June): Tuesday 19 May 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Friday 13 March 2020 - Filing Deadline: Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 19 May 2020 - Primary (results 2 June). Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p MDT (1400-0200 UTC) / 8:00a-8:00p PDT (1500-0300 UTC). Local option allows polling places to open at 7 AM. A sizable part of IDAHO is in PT but, as the MT section is the much more populated portion of the state, the networks consider that "most of the polls in IDAHO" are closed by 8 PM MT.
Tuesday 25 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - President - Independent.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p MST (1500-0300 UTC) / 8:00a-8:00p PST (1600-0400 UTC). Local option allows polling places to open at 7 AM. A sizable part of IDAHO is in PT but, as the MT section is the much more populated portion of the state, the networks consider that "most of the polls in IDAHO" are closed by 8 PM MT.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,573,499 (0.51% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Boise
 

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Idaho State and Local Government

Idaho 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


21 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Brad Little has ordered that the deadline for election officials to receive absentee ballots for the 19 May Primary is 2 June and the returns are to be posted no earlier than 2 June 9 pm MT.

Constitution, Independent, and Libertarian candidates do not appear on the primary ballot.


2020 Election Calendar, Candidate Packets and Presidential Primary Information, and Primary Candidate List from the Idaho Secretary of State.

19 May Primary returns from a media source.

19 May Primary returns from the Idaho Elections Department.


2020 General Election Candidate List from the Idaho Secretary of State.

3 November 2020 returns from the Idaho Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 4 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (7, 17 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 554,118 63.84% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(4 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 14 Oct 20; Tot $533,843,893; Dsb $509,522,430
  Candidate Democratic 287,021 33.07% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 14 Oct 20; Tot $952,239,370; Dsb $790,193,383
  Candidate Libertarian 16,404 1.89% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,944,057; Dsb $2,771,493
  Candidate Independent 3,632 0.42% Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
for Vice President: Michelle Tidball
11 September 2020: The Idaho Democratic Party filed a lawsuit, Idaho Democratic Party v Denney, Ada Co., 4th judicial district, in Idaho state trial court to remove Kanye West from the ballot.
16 September 2020: The court decided that Mr. West will remain on the ballot as an Independent candidate for President.

FEC P00016741; 14 Oct 20; Tot $11,542,527; Dsb $10,395,234
  Candidate Independent; (Unaffiliated) 2,808 0.32% Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla Marie Ballard
FEC P00016550; 14 Oct 20; Tot $5,541,473; Dsb $5,021,727
  Candidate Constitution 1,886 0.22% Don Blankenship
for Vice President: William Alan Mohr
FEC P00014209; 14 Oct 20; Tot $78,705; Dsb $74,505
  Candidate Independent 1,491 0.17% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
for Vice President: Darcy G. Richardson
FEC P60016342; 30 Sep 20; Tot $14,220,080; Dsb $14,181,205
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 407 0.05% Howie Gresham Hawkins
FEC P00012211; 14 Oct 20; Tot $463,774; Dsb $444,200
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 163 0.02% Brian T. Carroll
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Peace And Freedom) 49 0.01% Gloria Estela La Riva
FEC P80005572; 14 Oct 20; Tot $40,662; Dsb $32,291
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 21 0.00% Jade Simmons
FEC P00015537; 14 Oct 20; Tot $122,676; Dsb $70,278
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 7 0.00% Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated) 4 0.00% Shawn W. Howard
FEC P00011189; 30 Sep 20; Tot $3,135; Dsb $1,511
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1 0.00% Todd Cella
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1 0.00% Lee Christopher "Chris" Franklin
FEC P00015867
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 0 0.00% Barbara Ruth Bellar
FEC P00012799
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated) 0 0.00% President R19 Boddie
FEC P00017202
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Timothy A. Helgerson
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 0 0.00% James Orlando "Google Mr." Ogle, III
FEC P60004322
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Albert L. Raley
  Candidate Write-in; (No Affiliation) 0 0.00% Deborah Ann "Debbie" Rouse
FEC P00005207
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Silvia Stagg
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Marcus Errellius Sykes
FEC P00013417; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,310; Dsb $1,310
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated) 0 0.00% Kasey J. Wells
FEC P00007864; 14 Oct 20; Tot $10,625; Dsb $10,578
Total 868,013 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  James E. "Jim" Risch
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Elected Republican 537,445 62.58% Senator  James E. "Jim" Risch
FEC S8ID00092; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,717,880; Dsb $1,295,240
  Candidate Democratic 285,864 33.29% former state Representative Paulette Jordan
FEC S0ID00180; 14 Oct 20; Tot $946,435; Dsb $707,361
  Candidate Independent 25,329 2.95% Natalie M. Fleming
FEC S0ID00172
  Candidate Constitution 10,188 1.19% Ray J. Writz
FEC S6ID00104; 30 Sep 20; Tot $4,140; Dsb $3,196
Total 858,826 100.00%  

Class 3 Republican Senator  Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004, 2010, 2016.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994, 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
FEC S8ID00027

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Brad Little
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected separately from Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Janice McGeachin
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Russell "Russ" Fulcher
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 310,736 67.76% Member of Congress  Russell "Russ" Fulcher
FEC H8ID01124; 14 Oct 20; Tot $505,702; Dsb $427,235
  Candidate Democratic 131,380 28.65% Rudy Soto
FEC H0ID01311; 14 Oct 20; Tot $258,634; Dsb $203,328
  Candidate Libertarian 16,453 3.59% Joseph "Joe" Evans
FEC H0ID01295
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% Marvin "Pro-Life" Richardson
FEC H2ID01150
Total 458,576 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 250,668 64.06% Member of Congress  Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
FEC H8ID02064; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,007,837; Dsb $1,011,178
  Candidate Democratic 124,151 31.73% Carlton Aaron Swisher
FEC H8ID02148; 14 Oct 20; Tot $67,174; Dsb $66,508
  Candidate Constitution 8,573 2.19% Marvin "Pro-Life" Richardson
Pro-Life (a person, formerly known as Marvin Richardson)

FEC H2ID01150
  Candidate Libertarian 7,940 2.03% Idaho Sierra Law
Progressive Eclectic

FEC H0ID02111
Total 391,332 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of State  Lawerence E. Denney
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Attorney General  Lawrence G. Wasden
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer  Julie A. Ellsworth
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Controller  Brandon D. Woolf
Appointed: May 2012 (as temporary Controller, re: Controller Donna M. Jones' [Republican] car accident); re-appointed (for the remainder of the term, re: Controller Jones' retirement): 15 October 2012. First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Sherri Ybarra
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Christian Liberty
  Justice Party
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 7 candidates
  No Affiliation: 1 candidate
  Non Affiliated: 3 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 18 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Idaho Secretary of State Election Division
  IdahoVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Idaho Legislature
  Idaho Legislature
Democratic
  Idaho Democratic Party
Republican
  The Idaho Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Idaho
  Christian Liberty Party of Idaho
  Green Party of Idaho
  Justice Party of Idaho
  Right to Life of Idaho
  The Constitution Party of Idaho 6 August 2018: Disaffiliates from National Party.
Media & others
  Coeur d'Alene Press
  Idaho Press-Tribune
  Idaho Public Television
  KMVT TV-11 (CBS - Twin Falls)
  KTVB TV - NBC - Boise
  Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  Pocatello Idaho State Journal
  Politics1.com - Idaho
  South Idaho Press
  The Challis Messenger
  The Lewiston Tribune
  The MountainGoat Report
  The Times-News - Twin Falls
  Wood River Journal - Hailey

 


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