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May 2020 primaries in North Idaho: Key races and results

Idaho is holding its first-ever election done completely by mail during the 2020 Primaries due to the coronavirus pandemic.

IDAHO, USA — Idaho is holding its first ever election done completely by mail for the 2020 Primary due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Ballots are due by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with first counts also expected on Tuesday night. 

The following are some of the hottest races in North Idaho, as well as links to pages with up-to-date results. You can also find links to pages with candidates and results for races in Southern Idaho.

Political parties in Idaho hold separate primaries, the winners of which will appear on the general election ballot in November. Those with an asterisk (*) next to their name are the incumbent. 

The other three major parties in Idaho - the Constitution, Libertarian and Independent parties - don't have contested races in the primary and don't show up on the ballot. However, their candidates will be present on general election ballot in November.

The candidates are listed in the same order presented on the Idaho Elections Department website.

For a full list of candidates and links to results for Southern Idaho, click here.

For a full list of results for all races in Idaho, including national level seats and North Idaho races, click here.

Key Races

U.S. Senate - Democratic 

Paulette Jordan - 60,437 (86%)

Jim Vandermaas - 9,902 (14%)

The Associated Press is projecting Jordan to win the primary.

U.S. House of Representatives District 1 - Democratic 

Staniela Nikolova - 10,170 (34%)

Rudy Soto 19,524 (66%)

KREM's sister station KTVB is projecting Soto to win the primary.

U.S. House of Representatives District 1 - GOP

Russ Fulcher* - 68,720 (80%)

Nicholas Jones - 17,389 (20%)

KREM's sister station KTVB is projecting Fulcher to win the primary.

State Legislative District 2 House Seat B - GOP

Tim Kastning

Doug "Doug O" Okuniewicz

State Legislative District 2 Senate - GOP

Steve Vick

State Legislative District 5 House Seat A - GOP

Hari Heath - 2,107 (42%)

Brandon Mitchell - 2,883 (58%)

KREM's sister station KTVB is projecting Mitchell to win the primary.

State Legistlative District 6 House Seat A - GOP

Aaron Von Ehlinger - 4,155 (78%) 

Thyra Stevenson* - 1,165 (22%)

KREM's sister station KTVB is projecting Von Ehlinger to win the primary. Stevenson, the incumbent, passed away a week after having a heart attack in April.

State Legislative District 7 House Seat B - GOP

Cornel Rasor - 1,823 (58%)

Charlie Shepherd - 1,296 (42%)

Kootenai County Sheriff - GOP

Kim Edmondson - 6,011 (26.8%)

Jim Grimm - 2,298 (10.24%)

Robert Norris - 9,931 (44.27%)

Richard Whitehead - 4,192 (18.69%)

Priest Lake Library Trustee Recall - Recall Lori McReynolds

For Recall - 77 (28.84%)

Against Recall - 190 (71.16%)

Priest Lake Library Trustee Recall - Recall Nancy Bushman

For Recall - 74 (27.92%)

Against Recall - 191 (72.08%)

Priest Lake Library Trustee Recall - Recall Laurel Smith

For Recall - 81 (30.34%)

Against Recall - 186 (69.66%)

Priest Lake Library Trustee Recall - Recall Debbie Sudnikovich

For Recall - 77 (29.17%)

Against Recall - 187 (70.83%)

Other races to watch

U.S. Senate - GOP

Jim Risch* - 200,083 (100%)

U.S. House of Representatives District 2 - Democratic

C. Aaron Swisher - 37,494 (100%)

RELATED: May 2020 congressional and legislative primaries: Find live election results here

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