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The biggest of four defeats for Democratic candidates was House Minority Leader John Rusche’s (D-6B, Lewiston), who lost to Republican challenger Michael Kingsley, by a nearly 3,000 vote
-- Margaret Mead
The preliminary outcome of the Nov. 8 general election shows Donald Trump the president-elect, with the prospect of as many as 306 Electoral College votes likely when the conclave meets Dec. 19.
In Idaho, a Republican bastion that hasn’t chosen a Democratic presidential candidate since 1952, Trump also won handily, even though most of the closed GOP primary votes had gone for Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Trump got 407,199 votes, or 59.2 percent of the votes cast, against Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 189,677 (276 percent).
But Trump’s success didn’t necessarily mean a sweep for downticket candidates. Senator Mike Crapo, who had initially endorsed Trump, then renounced him after sexist remarks made in a now-famous 2005 videotape, then re-endorsed him, will return to Washington, but with a somewhat narrower margin (447,342, or 66.1 percent) of votes. His opponent, Democrat Jerry Sturgill, drew 188,104 votes.
When the state Legislature reconvenes in January, however, Democrats will have an even tighter grip, with 88 Republican House Representatives and 17 Democratic House Representatives (Rep. Paulette Jordan (D, 5A-Plummer) is the only one from northern Idaho), and 29 Republican Senators against six Democrats.
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