Secretary Denney Offers Guest Opinion To Editors, Associated Press


Date: July 19, 2017
Contact: Lawerence Denney, Idaho Secretary of State
Phone: (208) 334-2300

Boise, Idaho — Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is submitting to the press a 500 word guest opinion regarding the coverage and details surrounding the President’s Advisory Committee on Election Integrity letter that he received on July 3rd. The guest opinion also addresses the string of events that followed over the last 2 weeks.

“I am requesting that these editors please consider publishing my guest opinion as a service and communication to the concerned voters and citizens of Idaho, many of whom are contacting our office with less than the full details on this issue,” says Denney. “I thank them in advance for their consideration.”

In an effort to clearly communicate to and relieve the concerns of Idaho citizens, the Secretary has additionally published the opinion letter, an Open Letter to Idaho Citizens, on the Secretary of State website, where readers will also find a comprehensive timeline and additional details.

The letter is online at:

The Timeline and Details page is at:



Lawerence Denney has served the people of Idaho since 1990. His public service began as a representative in District 13 and, following redistricting, then became a representative in District 9 until 2014. During this time, Denney served two terms as Majority Leader and three terms as Speaker of the House before successfully running for state office as Idaho’s Secretary of State. He is currently in the third year of his first term as Secretary of State.