NAMPA, Idaho — Idaho says it will pay more than $26,000 in lawyer fees to a former congressional hopeful who successfully sued to extend a deadline to apply for primary election absentee ballots.
It's the 14th payment the state Constitutional Defense Council has issued for a losing lawsuit since the organization was created in 1995. Nicholas Jones had filed the lawsuit before this year’s primary election after the state Secretary of State’s website continually crashed leading up to the May 19 deadline.
Jones argued that the faulty website violated voters’ rights. A judge agreed. The deadline was extended for another week.