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BYU-Idaho Political Science Professor Surprised By Prop 2 Enthusiasm And Other Analysis

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Idaho residents elected a new governor, a new lieutenant governor and decided on a pair of voter initiatives at the polls yesterday. Matt Guilhem spoke to BYU-Idaho political science professor Matthew Miles about the election and started by asking what most stood out to him.

The professor says he’s most surprised by the large amount of support Proposition 2 – the effort to expand Medicaid – got among voters. The conversation also touched on voter turnout, the effectiveness of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan’s campaign and what some of the election results in eastern Idaho say about the direction of the political winds in that part of the state.

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