BOISE — The Idaho 2018 midterm elections are wrapping up with The Associated Press calling the winners and losers of all but one legislative race.

Idaho Sen. Fred Martin, a Republican from Boise's District 15, faces a likely recount with the unverified vote totals showing him just 6 votes ahead of Democratic challenger Jim Bratnober.

Idaho doesn't typically doesn't do automatic recounts, but does allow the loser of a race to request that a recount one be done for free if the difference in votes is less than one-tenth of one percent of the total.


With a total of 17,890 votes in the District 15 State Senate race, the six vote margin is well under the 17-votes-or-fewer threshold for a free recount.

Also in District 15, which covers a portion of West Boise, both incumbent representatives were defeated on Tuesday night. Republicans Lynn Luker and Patrick McDonald lost to Democrats Steve Berch and Jake Ellis.