The doors open at 5 pm and the caucus starts at 7pm. We have to be there at 4 pm to get our directions and help with set-up. Idaho is not an "open" caucus, meaning you must be a registered Republican in order to vote. You will be able to register at the door.
This is the first year for Idaho to have a caucus and is, in fact, my first caucus. All the states I've lived in were primary states, so not only is this new to me, but also to the entire state. I fully expect it to be a mess.
The southern part of the state is a different time zone (North Idaho is Pacific while South Idaho is Mountain) and so they will be holding their results until we finish. Once the caucus starts, no one will be admitted. If you leave for any reason,
It promises to be a long night as I think there will be more than one vote. The winner must take 50% of the vote and I don't see that happening on only one vote. I have a little tote packed with water, a few snacks, and books for the slow times.
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From Michael Voris:
Forget about the quintessential American Political Question: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” Instead, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that a Loving God created you, desires that you spend eternity with Him and has given you afree will to choose or reject Him which you exercise in relation to objective morality?THAT is what this campaign is all about. Nothing else. If a nation chooses the good, all other matters fall into place, just like they do in personal lives. If, however, a nation chooses the bad, then it sets it foot on the short road to chaos.
H/T Philothea on Phire