Idaho is Trump country

By Dorothy Moon
IDGOP Chairwoman

Dorothy MoonLast weekend, tens of thousands of Republicans came together to select Idaho’s choice for the next President of the United States. Donald Trump overwhelmingly won the Idaho Republican Presidential Caucus, taking approximately 85-percent of the vote. The voice of the people was heard loud and clear: Idaho is Trump country!

In fact, I can safely say that America supports Trump as well, as his crushing victory on Super Tuesday this week showed. With Nikki Haley dropping out on Wednesday, it’s time for Republicans to unite behind Donald Trump against Joe Biden, maybe the worst president in American history. We have had some strong debates within the Republican Party, but now it’s time to work together to save our state and our country.

Idahoans know that our nation is at a critical juncture. We conducted an informal straw poll to learn what is most important to Idaho Republicans as we approach the most important presidential election in our lifetimes, maybe ever. The results show a clear set of priorities.

Illegal immigration and the border crisis are by far the foremost concerns for Republican voters, a trend we see replicated across the nation. Idahoans are worried about the influx of drugs and criminals into our communities and the way in which the Biden Administration has facilitated this crisis rather than enforce our laws.

Other looming concerns for voters were the economy, jobs, taxes, and inflation. No matter how the federal government massages the numbers, Idahoans know that groceries are more expensive than ever while wages have been stagnant.

Another big issue for Idaho Republicans is the Second Amendment. Republicans recognize that the Second Amendment protects the First as well as all the other liberties that are guaranteed by the Constitution. The right to self defense was paramount to our Founders, not only against lawless criminals but against tyrannical governments as well. The Idahoans who took part in our poll recognize the need to safeguard individual liberties, starting with the Second Amendment.

Interestingly, when asked about their voting intentions, the majority of respondents — 67-percent — strongly preferred to cast their ballots in person on Election Day. 16-percent indicated their intention to vote in-person early, while 13-percent plan to vote absentee. This distribution underscores the enduring commitment of Idahoans to exercise their civic duty and actively participate in the process, ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear on Election Day.

This straw poll shows that Idahoans are suffering under the leadership of President Biden and are hungry for change. Idaho is a bastion of conservative Republican values, and Idahoans want to keep it that way. I believe that Idaho stands ready to lead the restoration our great nation so desperately needs, a restoration based on the timeless values of faith, family and freedom.