AG's Office reviewing alleged voter intimidation in north Idaho

Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 19:15:44-04

A northern Idaho prosecutor has asked the Idaho Attorney General to look into complaints of voter intimidation and interference.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane said Wednesday that the office is currently reviewing the case and could not yet comment.

The Idaho Democratic Party announced earlier this month that it had pulled a volunteer from campaign work in District 1. The district includes Bonner and Boundary counties, where many residents support far-right Republican candidates.

According to police reports, the volunteer was approached at various times by people he believed to be supporters of GOP Rep. Heather Scott. He said they intimidated him by photographing his vehicle in town and at his rural residence in the middle of the night.

Scott did not return requests for comment.