Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Idaho: Two Lincoln County Commissioners survive recall vote due to Queen of the Hill provision

Lincoln County Commissioners Rick Ellis and Roy Hubert survived Tuesday's recall vote thanks to a Queen of the Hill provision. 73% voted against Ellis and Hubert. However, Idaho's recall law's "Queen of the Hill" provision: the vote to remove must exceed the amount of votes the candidate received when they won the office in the last election. The Hubert recall vote totaled 698, but he received 833 votes in his favor in 2018. Ellis saw a 704 votes to remove. He got 710 in 2018. So both survived. 

The recall is over a vote to build a new courthouse rather than make the current one ADA compliant. A bond effort failed, because they did not get 2/3rds of the vote. 

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