Trump wins all the Idaho marbles

Donald J. TrumpThe Idaho Republican Party has announced that President Donald J. Trump has won the Idaho Republican Presidential Caucus, winning all 32 of Idaho’s delegates to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee in July. No statewide vote counts have been released.

“We are pleased to announce that with over 84-percent of the precincts reporting the results of the Idaho Republican Presidential Caucus, President Donald J. Trump has won all 32 of Idaho’s delegates to the Republican National Convention,” said Idaho GOP Dorothy Moon. “Idaho has reaffirmed its steadfast support for President Trump today. We recognize that our state stands as a beacon of support for Republican ideals, reaffirming Idaho’s status as ‘Trump Country’ with his resounding victory in our caucus. The enthusiasm and dedication of supporters in Idaho is emblematic of the strength and unity of our party. Trump’s agenda is what strengthened our nation before, and it will once more. To secure our southern border, grow our flailing economy and shield our nation from the radical leftist agenda, it is imperative that we rally together as a united party.”

While Moon waxes effusive, the results were just as expected by those critical of the closed and secretive way the caucus was planned primarily by the MAGA faction of the Idaho GOP with assistance and advice from such far-right entities as the Idaho Freedom Foundation and the dozen or so state legislators that comprise the Idaho Freedom Caucus.

With no provisions for absentee voting, strict party affiliation requirements for admission and only 210 polling stations state-wide, each with doors open for admission for just an hour and a half before being closed for voting, it appeared to many that the intent wasn’t to get an honest assessment of the will of the voters, but rather to reach a preordained outcome with which to stroke a massive ego.

The numbers in Boundary County bear up the concerns. In a county with 4,213 registered Republicans, 526 registered for today’s caucus and 508 votes were counted. Of those, 462, or 91-percent went to Donald Trump, a result common in places like North Korea and Russia, exceedingly rare in the United States.

“I am so proud to say that the caucuses today were organized 100-percent by the Idaho Republican Party without any reliance on taxpayer dollars,” Moon said. “This monumental event was meticulously planned, facilitated and executed by the dedicated state party staff, alongside the invaluable thousands of Republican volunteers across the state. Their tireless efforts ensured the smooth operation of the caucuses at 210 locations statewide, culminating in a resounding success. The Republican Party is fueled by grassroots volunteers. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every volunteer for their unwavering commitment to the State of Idaho and the Republican Party’s conservative principles.

“With less than a year to plan for the November general election, today thousands of conservative Idahoans let their voice be heard loud and clear. It’s time to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN by returning President Trump back to the White House!”