Wasden: No charges in northern Idaho voter intimidation case

Posted at 12:40 PM, Jan 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 14:40:09-05

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office says it will not file criminal charges after being asked to review possible voter intimidation and interference in northern Idaho.

Deputy Attorney General Paul Panther sent a letter earlier this week alerting the Bonner County Prosecutor's Office that he did not find evidence of malicious harassment or stalking.

The Idaho Democratic Party announced, before the November election, 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 Representative Heather Scott. He said they intimidated him by photographing his vehicle in town and at his rural residence in the middle of the night

Neither Scott nor a Democratic Party spokeswoman immediately returned requests for comment.

(by Associated Press)