Idaho may not hold the same weight as some of the other nine states holding their Republican presidential primaries on Super Tuesday, but the race could offer Rep. Ron Paul of Texas his first win of the election cycle.
Although Idaho historically held its Republican primary in May, well after the party's nominee is typically named, the state's Republican Party has moved its nominating contest to Super Tuesday to give the small state a legitimate voice in the race. 2012 marks the first year Idaho is holding a Republican caucus.
While pollsters expect the state to go to current front-runner Mitt Romney, it is also one of the few areas where Paul is expected to have success. Paul has made more visits to the Gem State -- five -- than any of the remaining candidates, followed closely by Romney, who has campaigned in the state on four occasions since June 2011, according to the Washington Post.
Idaho is one of three states that Paul predicted he can win. The deeply conservative state, which has not chosen a Democrat for the White house since 1964, has been kind to Paul in the past. In 2008, he earned 24 percent of the vote in the state's GOP primary, coming in just behind eventual nominee John McCain.
Still, the state also contains a sizable Mormon population that could potentially benefit Romney. Almost a quarter of state residents are affiliated with the Church of Latter Day Saints, leading pundits to believe that its Mormon demographic will rally behind Romney, who has deep ties to the Mormon Church.
Idaho has 32 delegates to send to the Republican National Convention. Delegates will be distributed proportionally after a process of several rounds of secret ballots to weed out under-performing candidates. Voting will end when one candidate receives at least 50 percent of the vote.
Where to Watch Live Online:
The International Business Times will live blog the evening and the results from all 10 states here.
CNN will provide live coverage of Super Tuesday, including the Massachusetts race, beginning 7 p.m. EST.
In addition, Fox News will report the results throughout the night at FoxNews.com, beginning at 7:15 p.m., and ABC News will broadcast Super Tuesday coverage live on a variety of Web sites, including ABCNews.com and Yahoo! News, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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How to Track on Twitter:
Twitter users can follow the latest results on Idaho's Republican caucus by searching for #supertuesday and #IDprimary.