July 7, 2016 •
Idaho Ballot Initiative Group Fails to Collect Enough Signatures
An attempt to place an initiative on the November ballot to overhaul state campaign finance and ethics regulations has failed.
The Keep Idaho Elections Accountable campaign, chaired by Democrat Holli Woodings, failed to collect the 48,000 signatures needed, coming up roughly 6,000 short. The initiative would have changed contribution limits, created stricter penalties for violations, and prohibited lobbyists from giving gifts valued at more than $50.
The group collected 79,000 signatures, but many were disqualified due to a lack of a current address.
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