IDAHO 4 Electoral Votes
Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho Secretary of State)
Total Population, July 1, 2004 est. 1,393,262
Total Registration, Nov. 2004     798,015
...includes 117,622 election day registrants.
Idaho has: 44 counties.
Five largest counties: Ada, Canyon, Kootenai, Bonneville, Bannock.

Government
Governor: Dirk Kempthorne (R) elected 1998, re-elected Nov. 2002.
State Legislature: Idaho Legislature   House: 70 seats  Senate: 35 seats
Local: Counties, Cities... NACO Counties
U.S. House: 2R - 1. C.L.Otter (R) | 2. M.Simpson (R)
U.S. Senate: Larry Craig (R) re-elected in 2002, Michael Crapo (R)  re-elected in 2004. 
Facing only a write-in candidate, Sen. Crapo received 99 percent of the vote; the two congressmen were comfortably re-elected, each with about 70 percent of the vote.

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General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
3,844
(0.64)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
409,235
(68.39)
Kerry/Edwards (Dem.) 181,098 (30.26)
Peroutka/Baldwin (Const.) 3,084
(0.52)
Nader/Camejo (w/in)
1,115
(0.19)
Total........598,376
 
612,786 ballots cast, an increase of 18.6% over 2000.
2004 Overview
As in 2000, the Bush-Cheney ticket secured a huge plurality of 228,137 votes (38.13 percentage points).  In 33 of 44 counties Bush gained 70 percent of the vote or more.  Kerry, who has a vacation home in Ketchum, did win in Blaine County; he also came relatively close (50-48) in Latah County in northern Idaho. 
General Election Details
[State Primary Election: May 25, 2004]
 
Past Results
1996
Dole (Rep.)............256,595
(52.18)
Clinton (Dem.)......165,443 
(33.64)
Perot (Ref.)............62,518
(12.71)
Others (3+w/ins)......7,163
(1.45)
Total........491,719

1992
Bush (Rep.)...........202,645 (42.03)
Clinton (Dem.).......137,013 (28.42)
Perot (Ind.) ...........130,395 (27.04)
Gritz (Ind.)...............10,281
(2.13)
Others(2+w/ins).........1,808
(0.37)
Total........482,142

2000
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
3,488
 (0.70)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
7,615
(1.52)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
336,937
(67.17)
Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
138,637
(27.64)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (NLP)
1,177
(0.23)
Phillips/Frazier (Const.)
1,469
 (0.29)
Ralph Nader (w/in)
  12,292
(2.45)
Total........501,615

Turnout as a percentage of voting age population was 54.46%. (U.S. avg: 53.76%).
Ballots cast / Total number of registered voters
516,647 / 728,085 = 70.96%
 

2000 Overview
No surprises as the Bush-Cheney ticket trounced Gore-Lieberman with a plurality of 198,300 votes (39.53 percentage points).  Bush carried every county except Blaine.  (County Commissioner Len Harlig explains: "Blaine County is the anomaly in the State.  [It] has the highest per capita income in the State.  It is home to the world-famous Sun Valley ski resort...").  The state did get one brief visit by principals during the fall campaign; on Sept. 18 Dick and Lynne Cheney participated in an airport welcome rally/RNC Victory 2000 event during a refueling stop in Idaho Falls, before heading to Seattle.  Former First Lady Barbara Bush and DNC National Chair Joe Andrew also visited.


Democratic County Caucuses -- Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Caucus Results
Idaho State Convention 2004 Pocatello, June 17-20, 2004.
 

May 25, 2004 Primary did not affect selection of delegates.

Votes
Percent
Howard Dean
 545
11%
42
John Edwards
 1,096
22%
86
John Kerry
 2,665
54%
210
Uncomm.
 329
0%
25.7
Dennis Kucinich
 270
5%
14
Total
4,920
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23 Delegates (Pledged 18, Unpledged 5), 4 Alternates.

Republican - Primary: Tuesday, May 25, 2004; State Convention June 10-12, 2004. 32 Delegates, 29 Alternates.
George W. Bush 110,800 (89.5%)    None of the Names Shown 12,993 (10.5%)
 

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