Democratic Club – Analyzing 2018 Idaho Primary Election Results

Analyzing 2018 Idaho Primary Election Results

This Friday, the Democratic Club features Club President Shawn Keenan and City Councilman Dan English. Prior to joining the City Council, Dan served four terms as the Kootenai County Clerk. He was appointed County Clerk in 1995. The County Clerk is responsible for overseeing County Elections. Drawing on his experience as clerk, Dan will offer analysis on the election results.

To start things off, Shawn will present the official vote tallies and election results. Then Dan, will breakdown the results compared to the trends in voting and ballot requests. He will also offer a comparison of the statistics of this election with other recent elections. His assessment will include the overall number of voters, a breakdown of who is voting Democrat, and other pertinent data. Together, they will be analyzing 2018 Idaho Primary Election results at the Iron Horse Bar and Grill. So, stop by and see how your candidates fared and what to expect in the General Election this Fall.

2018 Offered Democrats Choices

If you’ve been living in Idaho for a while, you know that the Democratic Primary is usually just a formality. In most cases, the ballot offered a list of candidates with no alternatives. As a result, we’ve considered ourselves lucky to have any Democrat stand for office. Unfortunately, in many races, this is still the case. However, this year is different in some ways. For a change, there several contested races throughout the Democratic ticket. Consequently, if you cared about the outcome, complacency was not an option this year. Hopefully that will be reflected in the vote totals. With clear choices, we should expect to see an increased turn out and a higher sense of motivation to vote. Let’s see how it pans out.