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It's final: Republicans conquer Kootenai County

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Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 5:14 am

COEUR d’ALENE — It was a pretty good day to have an “R” after your name.

Republicans ruled across the nation Tuesday, and Democrats in Kootenai County weren’t spared, either.

Longtime County Clerk Dan English fell — heavily — to his Republican opponent, former Post Falls Police Chief Cliff Hayes. Democrat Jody DeLuca Hissong, who has served as deputy coroner for 27 years, was blitzed by Republican Deb Wilkey. Another race that was assured a Republican winner failed to produce the tension some anticipated. Primary County Commission winner Jai Nelson had no trouble defeating fellow Republican and write-in candidate Rick Currie. The other write-in race was also a yawner: state Rep. Phil Hart easily beat fellow Republican Howard Griffiths.

Kootenai County-based Republicans captured every legislative seat, in fact. Just up the interstate from us, even longtime Silver Valley Democrat Mary Lou Shepherd was ousted by her Republican foe, Shannon McMillan.

In two of the most intriguing contests, Christie Wood and Ken Howard defeated Robert Ketchum and Ron Nilson for seats on the North Idaho College Board of Trustees. While Wood and Howard had plenty of support from prominent area Democrats, the election was technically non-partisan.

Republicans scored big downstate, too. Raul Labrador brought an end to Democrat Walt Minnick’s lone term in Congress; incumbent schools boss Tom Luna whipped his challenger, Democrat Stan Olson; and Gov. Butch Otter easily outdistanced his Democratic opponent, Keith Allred.

In Kootenai County, the elections department had its hands full. Because there were so many write-in and absentee ballots to count, the process crawled along at a snail’s pace. At 3:30 a.m. just 45 of the county’s 75 precincts had been counted. By 4:30 a.m., the state’s web site showed 928 of 961 precincts reporting — 18 of the unreported ones belonging to Kootenai County.

But when the final tally was posted — at 5:11 this morning — there was some reason to cheer. The county did not immediately post total voter turnout, but Press calculations showed it just over 60 percent. While unofficial, here are all the final numbers for the Kootenai County 2010 general election:

           PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 75) .  .  .  .  .        75  100.00
REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . . 70,200
BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL. . . . . . . 85,432
BALLOTS CAST - PG 1 . . . . . . . 42,726
BALLOTS CAST - PG 2 . . . . . . . 42,706
VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL . . . . . .

US SENATOR
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Randy Lynn Bergquist (CON). . . . . 1,701 4.03
Mike Crapo (REP) . . . . . . . . 29,983 71.05
P. Tom Sullivan (DEM) . . . . . . 10,476 24.82
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 40 .09
Total . . . . . . . . . 42,200

US REPRESENTATIVE DIST 1
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Raul R. Labrador (REP) . . . . . . 21,659 51.60
Walt Minnick (DEM) . . . . . . . 16,824 40.08
Dave Olson (IND) . . . . . . . . 2,620 6.24
Mike Washburn (LIB) . . . . . . . 870 2.07
Total . . . . . . . . . 41,973

GOVERNOR
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Keith Allred (DEM) . . . . . . . 11,246 26.59
Ted Dunlap (LIB) . . . . . . . . 568 1.34
Jana M. Kemp (IND) . . . . . . . 1,585 3.75
C.L. "Butch" Otter (REP) . . . . . 28,381 67.10
Pro-Life (IND). . . . . . . . . 517 1.22
Total . . . . . . . . . 42,297

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Brad Little (REP). . . . . . . . 28,820 69.42
Paul Venable (CON) . . . . . . . 1,858 4.48
Eldon Wallace (DEM) . . . . . . . 10,838 26.11
Total . . . . . . . . . 41,516

SECRETARY OF STATE
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Mack Sermon (DEM). . . . . . . . 10,703 25.94
Ben Ysursa (REP) . . . . . . . . 30,557 74.06
Total . . . . . . . . . 41,260

STATE CONTROLLER
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Donna M Jones (REP) . . . . . . . 29,473 72.04
Bruce Robinett (DEM). . . . . . . 11,438 27.96
Total . . . . . . . . . 40,911

STATE TREASURER
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Ron Crane (REP) . . . . . . . . 35,107 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 35,107

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Lawrence Wasden (REP) . . . . . . 34,928 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 34,928

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Tom Luna (REP). . . . . . . . . 28,662 69.00
Stan Olson (DEM) . . . . . . . . 12,877 31.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 41,539

STATE SENATOR LEG DIST 2
Vote for 1
(WITH 3 OF 3 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Joyce M. Broadsword (REP) . . . . . 698 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 698

STATE REP LEG DIST 2 POS A
Vote for 1
(WITH 3 OF 3 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Shannon McMillan (REP) . . . . . . 469 57.62
Mary Lou Shepherd (DEM). . . . . . 345 42.38
Total . . . . . . . . . 814

STATE REP LEG DIST 2 POS B
Vote for 1
(WITH 3 OF 3 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
R.J. "Dick" Harwood (REP) . . . . . 567 68.89
Jon Ruggles (DEM). . . . . . . . 256 31.11
Total . . . . . . . . . 823

STATE SENATOR LEG DIST 3
Vote for 1
(WITH 22 OF 22 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Steve Vick (REP) . . . . . . . . 12,309 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 12,309

STATE REP LEG DIST 3 POS A
Vote for 1
(WITH 22 OF 22 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Vito Barbieri (REP) . . . . . . . 12,168 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 12,168

STATE REP LEG DIST 3 POS B
Vote for 1
(WITH 22 OF 22 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Phil Hart (REP) . . . . . . . . 9,170 75.25
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 3,016 24.75
Total . . . . . . . . . 12,186

STATE SENATOR LEG DIST 4
Vote for 1
(WITH 24 OF 24 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Jeremy P. Boggess (IND). . . . . . 2,821 24.16
John W. Goedde (REP). . . . . . . 8,263 70.78
Ray J. Writz (CON) . . . . . . . 590 5.05
Total . . . . . . . . . 11,674

STATE REP LEG DIST 4 POS A
Vote for 1
(WITH 24 OF 24 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Mike Bullard (DEM) . . . . . . . 4,739 38.14
Marge Chadderdon (REP) . . . . . . 7,685 61.86
Total . . . . . . . . . 12,424

STATE REP LEG DIST 4 POS B
Vote for 1
(WITH 24 OF 24 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Paula Marano (DEM) . . . . . . . 5,230 41.93
Kathleen Sims (REP) . . . . . . . 7,242 58.07
Total . . . . . . . . . 12,472

STATE SENATOR LEG DIST 5
Vote for 1
(WITH 26 OF 26 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Jim Hammond (REP). . . . . . . . 11,739 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 11,739

STATE REP LEG DIST 5 POS A
Vote for 1
(WITH 26 OF 26 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
David Larsen (DEM) . . . . . . . 3,674 26.92
Bob Nonini (REP) . . . . . . . . 9,973 73.08
Total . . . . . . . . . 13,647

STATE REP LEG DIST 5 POS B
Vote for 1
(WITH 26 OF 26 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Frank N. Henderson (REP) . . . . . 11,707 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 11,707

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST 2
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Jai Nelson (REP) . . . . . . . . 30,899 85.19
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 5,370 14.81
Total . . . . . . . . . 36,269

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST 3
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Dan Green (REP) . . . . . . . . 34,021 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 34,021

CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Dan English (DEM). . . . . . . . 16,290 39.51
Cliff Hayes (REP). . . . . . . . 24,935 60.49
Total . . . . . . . . . 41,225

COUNTY TREASURER
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Tom Malzahn (REP). . . . . . . . 35,709 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 35,709

COUNTY ASSESSOR
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Mike McDowell (REP) . . . . . . . 35,609 100.00
Total . . . . . . . . . 35,609

COUNTY CORONER
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Jody DeLuca Hissong (DEM) . . . . . 13,851 33.97
Debbie Wilkey (REP) . . . . . . . 26,918 66.03
Total . . . . . . . . . 40,769

NORTH IDAHO TRUSTEE POS A
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Kenneth B. Howard. . . . . . . . 16,221 51.61
Ronald D. Nilson . . . . . . . . 15,211 48.39
Total . . . . . . . . . 31,432

NORTH IDAHO TRUSTEE POS B
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Robert G. Ketchum. . . . . . . . 13,637 40.70
Christie Wood . . . . . . . . . 19,870 59.30
Total . . . . . . . . . 33,507

MAGISTRATE JUDGE CALDWELL
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,392 81.50
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,445 18.50
Total . . . . . . . . . 34,837

MAGISTRATE JUDGE FRIEDLANDER
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,998 80.05
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,977 19.95
Total . . . . . . . . . 34,975

MAGISTRATE JUDGE STOW
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,862 80.92
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,569 19.08
Total . . . . . . . . . 34,431

MAGISTRATE JUDGE WATSON
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,145 80.34
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,889 19.66
Total . . . . . . . . . 35,034

MAGISTRATE JUDGE WAYMAN
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,518 81.62
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,420 18.38
Total . . . . . . . . . 34,938

S.J.R. 101
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,551 57.38
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,491 42.62
Total . . . . . . . . . 41,042

H.J.R. 4
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,974 58.50
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,004 41.50
Total . . . . . . . . . 40,978

H.J.R. 5
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,358 45.57
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,930 54.43
Total . . . . . . . . . 40,288

H.J.R. 7
Vote for 1
(WITH 75 OF 75 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,017 47.56
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,969 52.44
Total . . . . . . . . . 39,986
  • Discuss

Welcome to the discussion.

28 comments:

  • bkemdanno posted at 12:34 pm on Sat, Nov 6, 2010.

    bkemdanno Posts: 259

    back from ketchikan- what the heck is going on here!- nice to here minnick is sent back to tend his crops and ride his horse. but otherwise - hart voted in again? why? what truly has he done for the people of n idaho. anyways- repubs be true repubs and cut taxes, gov spending, promote real large business resulting in a tax base and higher paying jobs for all. you have not done that to date-- have u? no excuses now.

     
  • isntitironic posted at 11:14 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    isntitironic Posts: 55

    The Sheople of Kootenai County don't realize how effectively they're manipulated and managed...

     
  • taxpayer posted at 12:09 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    taxpayer Posts: 333

    dont understand what the excitement is about the republican party taking over kootenai county, the party could care less about us, just like the democratic party, the kootenai county taxpayers are the only ones that will do what is best for our county

    slow learners I guess

     
  • The Truth posted at 11:31 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    The Truth Posts: 2193

    The GOP electorate - fools bought and paid for....

    ***

    A tightly coordinated effort by outside Republican groups, spearheaded by Karl Rove and fueled by tens of millions of dollars in contributions from Wall Street hedge fund moguls and other wealthy donors, helped secure big GOP midterm victories Tuesday, according to campaign spending figures and Republican fundraising insiders.

    Leading the GOP spending pack was a pair of groups — American Crossroads and its affiliate, Crossroads GPS — both of which were co-founded by two former aides in the George W. Bush White House: Rove, and Ed Gillespie.

    Together, the groups — which are not formally part of the Republican Party — spent more than $38 million on attack ads and campaign mailings against Democrats, according to figures compiled by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group that tracks campaign spending in congressional races.

    A substantial portion of Crossroads GPS’ money came from a small circle of extremely wealthy Wall Street hedge fund and private equity moguls, according to GOP fundraising sources

     
  • idaho native posted at 9:11 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    idaho native Posts: 551

    hummmmmm.......who really won last night: BIG FOREIGN MONEY. at least THEY got what YOU voted for.

    birds of a feather flock each other.

     
  • Lanie11 posted at 8:15 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Lanie11 Posts: 67

    This was a good day for America and all Americans.................................love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just the beginning and to think all thoae libs laughed at the Tea Party.............................The Tea Party is here to stay!!!

     
  • RadRevD posted at 5:16 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    RadRevD Posts: 3333

    There is no party line where Noble Cause Corruption and money are concerned.
    Besides, is there one officer on CDAPD that would investigate wrong doing?

     
  • posted at 3:34 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Posts:

    Here's my most entertaining email of the post-election day:

    F L A S H
    Bob Nonini was a surprise victor in the race for State Rep Dist 5, Seat A! In a surprisingly close race Nonini garnered over 9,000 votes to LARSEN's over 3000 votes for a surprisingly close 3:1 victory margin. Larsen has not conceded as yet and he plans to contact a lawyer. It is apparent that election fraud abounded and that there were votes counted from out of state Californians casting their votes in Idaho since they knew their votes wouldn't do much in California.
    Since the last legal battle over voter fraud took nearly a year to resolve, Larsen figures this will take much longer, in fact so long that Bob Nonini will have aged to the point where his concern about too many "old people" in the state legislature will include him in that category.

    - David Larsen

     
  • Nutter Watch posted at 3:30 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Nutter Watch Posts: 476

    Last night only heightened my suspicions that Duncan was poorly served by counsel. Had his lawyer insisted all related court documents refer to him as Joseph (R) Duncan, it's quite possible not only would he have escaped capital punishment, but come to be seen as an eventual successor to a legislator who is accused in some quarters as a timber thief and a tax scofflaw.

     
  • WannaBe JD posted at 3:26 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    WannaBe JD Posts: 110

    Not too long ago the Judge ruled on the Brannon election case, last night the people ruled on that case.

     
  • TOOBAD2 posted at 3:06 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    TOOBAD2 Posts: 25

    PRAY FOR US DOWN HERE IN CALIF. MY WIFE AND I HAVE ANOTHER 2 YEARS BEFORE WE CAN COME BACK UP. SURE DO MISS FREEDOM AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF NORTH IDAHO.

     
  • skeptic posted at 2:03 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    skeptic Posts: 56

    Meetoo: You might soon wish Currie had won, especially since you and a few others on this blog seemed to have slept through the Primary, or failed to read some of the recent fact-filled articles. It was Nelson's campaign that slung the mud - the kind that stinks! What would you call slander? What do you call misrepresentation?

     
  • 92Idahoan posted at 11:26 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    92Idahoan Posts: 44

    Oh, and "Triumph,"

    The "people" haven't spoken. Some of the people have spoken; but still far too many stayed at home and let someone else speak for them. And still more, who didn't stay home & went to the polls, didn't so much speak as parrott the loudest voice they could hear in their cage.

    A multiple choice quiz, where you know nothing more about the questions than "R" or "D," tells us more about what voters don't know, than what they do know.

     
  • 92Idahoan posted at 11:19 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    92Idahoan Posts: 44

    Oh, Joy.

    I get to look forward to two more years of one group of people proudly asserting their "mandate," while another group whines and decries the awfulness of the government.

    We get the SAME government every election... we just get different people pitching about it.

    The Democratic landslide of 2008 was followed by 2 years of Progressives (or Liberals, or whatever other label you want to give them), trampling on the views of Conservatives... and the Conservatives shrieking about communism.
    Today begins 2 more years; this time with Conservatives trampling on the views of, let's call them non-Conservatives... And "non-Conservatives" shrieking about facism.

    Isn't our democracy-based, representative republic Grand?

    Having just been "pitch-slapped," I hope that the Democratic Party takes a cue and seeks a more moderate form of progressivism.

    And, having already seen what happens when you celebrate too loudly, and crow about a political upset (remember 2004, Republicans?), I hope that Republicans find their way from the right, back to the center.

     
  • Triumph posted at 10:45 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Triumph Posts: 573

    The people have spoken yall!!!!!

     
  • Jeffrey Wherley posted at 9:57 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Jeffrey Wherley Posts: 3969

    Skywalker,

    You forgot to give Mr. curry your phone # for that delivery job. KKJ's Pizza Place 683-5049.

     
  • justeatdonuts posted at 9:35 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    justeatdonuts Posts: 78

    I cannot believe that Hart got re-elected. It is unfortunate that Mr. Griffiths jumped inot the race so late in the game, he probably would have made an excellent representative.

    Bye-bye Mr. Currie!

     
  • ReidHarlocker posted at 8:49 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    ReidHarlocker Posts: 86

    Well time to admit that I must be wrong about Phil hart must be a really great guy and I am wrong. I pledge to never pay my state or federal taxes ever again, and to my neighbors you better keep an eye on your trees :)

     
  • Dan Gookin posted at 8:30 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Dan Gookin Posts: 690

    "Can we find no-one to run against this vermin" With Thom George in charge of the KC Democrats, the answer is a resounding NO.

     
  • Skywalker posted at 8:28 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Skywalker Posts: 17

    Only in Idaho if you are a thief can get elected into office.

     
  • lola123 posted at 8:15 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    lola123 Posts: 338

    It is just beyond belief that Phil Hart got re-elected. Can we find no-one to run against this vermin?

     
  • chouli posted at 8:11 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    chouli Posts: 1273

    I'd love to see an election where all the "R"s and "D"s are removed from the ballots and ads and see how that turns out.

     
  • Nicotinegun posted at 7:55 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Nicotinegun Posts: 1367

    Poor, poor Comrade Pubcrawler, so angry at the Bourgeois pigs and the evil, evil fat cats and bankers.
    Pubcrawler, give it up Comrade. The Neo-Comms are done. The only way they can win is to cheat and rig the ballots like Reid did in Nevada. Hmmmmm, isn't that weird that people were showing up to vote and Harry Reid's name was already checked for them? Weird.

    Nah, nah, nah, nah,
    Nah, nah, nah, nah
    Hey, hey, hey
    good bye Neo-Comms!!!

     
  • pubcrawler posted at 7:26 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    pubcrawler Posts: 81

    The Borg rules in Kootenai County! The problem is that its only function is to perpetuate itself and its selfish interests. Oh well...

     
  • Skywalker posted at 7:08 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Skywalker Posts: 17

    Uh... curry..I have a vacancy for pizza delivery boy ... please call for job application. Remember holding a public hearing on a snow emergency day - every thing in Kootenai county was shut down except your public hearing - just because your special interest group wanted it. go ask them for a job.

     
  • meetoo posted at 6:30 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    meetoo Posts: 13

    I'm' pretty happy with the outcome of the votes.
    One thing is for sure....people like Rick Currie should learn to stop flinging so much mud. Maybe he would have gotten more votes. We want to hear what the candidates are going to DO for us...NOT how hateful they are toward someone that we might like and respect.
    And also, people need to learn how to research the candidate before constantly badmouthing them. Phil Hart is obviously not as bad as the media wants to portray him.

     
  • DeNiles posted at 6:20 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    DeNiles Posts: 2450

    Nationally the vote looks almost like class warfare. The liberal left seeking 'change' focused on larger gov't and entitlement mentality and everyone else. The problem is Obama. He was overconfident, reckless and frankly dumb. He plowed through his very liberal agenda at a time when the economy was on the ropes to begin with. He hamstrung both his own agenda goals and any hope of a quick recovery and no matter how you slice it that was stupid. But are there enough on the radical left to re-elect the man in 2012?

    Hopefully the Republicans got their wake-up call from their 2008 trouncing. They now have some degree of electorate reprieve and an opportunity to do better. Hopefully a LOT better. We also have some Tea-Party participation in Congress and I hope they are like gnats in everyones eyes reminding them that this is America, not France or Greece.

    Here locally: Buh bye Dan English.

     
  • straight up posted at 5:42 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    straight up Posts: 945

    I'm think'n Phad/ThomG ain't too happy a fella this AM.

    He's lost all his big boys to play with.

    oh, well.

     
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