As results come in, props 1,2,3 seem headed for repeal
Kuna Melba News editor
Voters across the country sent President Barak Obama back to the White House for another four years – although Idaho voters seemed to have another message in mind for the president.
The results weren’t official or complete at press time, but with 956 of Idaho’s 968 precincts reporting, President Obama had a tally of 210,195 popular votes—32.6 percent—while Gov. Mitt Romney had nearly twice that number with 415,493—or 64.5 percent of the popular vote.
Elsewhere, with the same 956 of the state’s 968 precincts reporting, propositions 1, 2, and 3—State Superintendent Tom Luna’s education reforms—seemed to be headed for repeal.
At last count, early Wednesday morning, the numbers looked like this across the state.
YES 273,563 42.7 percent
NO 367,290 57.3 percent
YES 269,524 42.0 percent
NO 372,617 58.0 percent
YES 213,296 33.3 percent
NO 427,964 66.7 percent
Other local results for contested races
State Senator, District 11
DEM Victoria Brown 4,092 24.1 percent
REP Patti Anne Lodge 12,872 75.9 percent
State Representative Position B Legislative District 22
Jason Monks REP 10,075
Sharon Fisher DEM 4,817
County Commissioner First District
Jim Tibbs REP 107,924
Larry Rincover DEM 60,472
County Commissioner Third District
Dave Case REP 88,418
Thomas M Howell DEM 58,232
Jon Howard IND 18,045
Ada County Sheriff
Gary Raney REP 118,602
Ted Dunla LIB 40,943
Ada County Prosecuting Attorney
Greg H. Bower REP 100,128
Ron J. Twilegar DEM 65,946