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Fri May 28, 2021, 06:14 PM

Idaho governor nixes lieutenant governor's mask-mandate ban

Source: Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday issued an executive order repealing a 24-hour-old mask-mandate prohibition put in place while he was out of the state by the lieutenant governor, describing her actions as a tyrannical abuse of power and an “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt.”

The Republican governor up to now had been reserved in his comments about Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, a member of the far-right who has worked to undermine Little’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

McGeachin last week announced her run for governor, challenging the first-term incumbent Little.

Her executive order Thursday banning mask mandates in schools and public buildings is widely seen as part of that campaign. And she is already using her nullified executive order in fundraising efforts.

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By KEITH RIDLER
2 hours ago


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/idaho-coronavirus-pandemic-health-government-and-politics-7c28667cbdeae45fc80e35ce7f0a2aa9

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Reply Idaho governor nixes lieutenant governor's mask-mandate ban (Original post)
Eugene May 2021 OP
Marrah_Goodman May 2021 #1
jmowreader May 2021 #2
Marrah_Goodman May 2021 #4
LiberalFighter May 2021 #5
Rastapopoulos May 2021 #10
Tree Lady May 2021 #11
rsdsharp May 2021 #8
Skittles May 2021 #3
dalton99a May 2021 #6
rsdsharp May 2021 #9
JohnnyRingo May 2021 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 06:16 PM

1. Did he pick her as a running mate?

Well, this is Idaho, she will probably win.

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #1)

Fri May 28, 2021, 06:20 PM

2. In Idaho, governors don't have running mates

The governor election and lieutenant governor election are separate votes.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #2)

Fri May 28, 2021, 10:34 PM

4. Ohhh... I didn't know that was a thing

Thank you.

I feel badly for any sane Idahoans out there.

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #4)

Fri May 28, 2021, 11:33 PM

5. Didn't know until a few days ago that at least one state doesn't have a Lt Gov.

That being Arizona.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #5)

Sat May 29, 2021, 07:42 PM

10. Neither does New Hampshire

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #5)

Sun May 30, 2021, 02:48 AM

11. Oregon doesn't either

Secretary of state takes over and has if Governor can't do job.

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Response to Marrah_Goodman (Reply #4)

Sat May 29, 2021, 12:38 PM

8. That used to be the case in Iowa, too. That's how Terry Braindead came to be.

He was elected separately as Lt. Governor under Robert Ray, a very popular, very good, moderate Republican Governor. The process was eventually changed, much like the 12th Amendment, so that the Gov and Lt. Gov ran as a single ticket.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 06:31 PM

3. OMG THE FUCKING HYPOCRISY

except, you know, when it comes to women making their own choices.

“I understand that protecting individual liberty means fighting against tyranny at ALL levels of government — federal, state, and local,” she wrote. “It is your God-given right to make your own health decisions, and no state, city, or school district ever has the authority to violate your unalienable rights.”

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 02:39 AM

6. McGeachin is a crazy extremist.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Sat May 29, 2021, 12:39 PM

9. Looks like the Governor of South Dakota.

Another right wing nut job.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 03:04 AM

7. Can't leave her home alone for a minute

She's into the cookie jar, your closet, rewriting the State Constitution...

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