Can Any Republican Rival Trump For Idaho 2024 Election Votes?
It doesn't feel like it's been 28 months since Joe Biden was sworn in as the forty-sixth president of the United States. The 2024 presidential election will be here before we know it, but that doesn't necessarily mean Donald Trump will be the leading vote-getter in the Gem State to represent the red in the White House.
The past two years have been rocky for the former president. Most recently, Donald Trump has found himself in a legal battle over alleged hush money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels. He also faces numerous lawsuits from the January 6 Capitol riots and past financial dealings. As far as most Idahoans are concerned, I doubt any of this matters.
Both Trump, 76, and Biden, 80, have thrown their aging hats into the 2024 presidential race. Even after two full years as acting Commander in Chief, many Gem State republicans still believe the 2020 election was rigged, and that Biden was unfairly elected president. Republican identifiers in Idaho make up nearly 55 percent of all registered Gem State voters, so it's a shoo-in that the state once again casts red votes in next year's election.
While there will still likely be some late additions to the 2024 Republican race, the pool of hopefuls is already deep. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, conservative radio host Larry Elder, and two-time elected Governor Nikki Haley are a couple of other candidates that could steal votes away from Trump; Former Vice President Mike Pence has also reportedly been considering running.
As an Idahoan, have you been swayed at all over the past 28 months to vote for a Republican other than Donald Trump next year?