Idaho Republican convention underway at the Ford Idaho Center through Saturday

 

The first day of this year’s Idaho Republican convention kicked off with the Platform Committee recommending some new language be added to the party platform, including a couple of new anti-abortion provisions and a plank calling for penalties for employers who knowingly hire undocumented immigrants.

Another proposal the committee adopted calls on a legislative apportionment system that would give each county one state senator instead of apportioning them by population, as is done now, and would take counties more into account in drawing state House districts.

The Idaho Press reports, delegates from the state’s Republican county committees are meeting at the Ford Idaho Center through Saturday. As well as voting on resolutions and platform changes, the delegates will choose a new party chairman, as Raul Labrador has said he doesn’t plan to run for another term.

The convention will vote on a new chairman Saturday.

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