Idaho changes delegate selection process. $30 to get in straw poll.Submitted by fishyculture on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 09:02
"Idaho’s GOP straw poll will be held at the Riverside Hotel in Boise; any Idaho resident who is or wants to be a registered Republican can buy a $30 ticket and participate. “People that show up, purchase a ticket, we’ll be registering them as a Republican as well,” Parker said."
So, if you can't afford $30 to express your opinion, your opinion does not count. And as for all the effort we went to to learn the delegate process last time, well, there will be none of that this time:
"This year also will mark a change for the party in its presidential delegate selection; rather than selecting delegates in the May primary, it will join the Idaho Democratic Party in holding party caucuses."