BOISE, Idaho — A northern Idaho prosecutor has asked the state 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 submitted by the Bonner County prosecutor’s office 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.
“Most of us in Idaho will go to the polls in November without any fear lurking about this basic act of participating and growing our democracy. But not all,” Idaho Democratic Chairman Bert Marley said in a statement this week.
According to police reports, the volunteer was approached by a man wearing a GOP Rep. Heather Scott hat who told his that he “better watch his back.” Later, the volunteer found a group of people taking pictures of his vehicle while wearing GOP Rep. Heather Scott campaign hats and buttons in a grocery store parking lot in late September.
Scott did not return requests for comment.
Several days later, that same volunteer called the Bonner County sheriff’s office to alert them that a truck had pulled into his driveway at his rural residence in the middle of the night to take photos of his vehicle.
Sgt. Aaron Flynn, who responded to the volunteer’s call, wrote that he told the volunteer’s feeling of being targeted were being taken seriously and requested extra patrols for the area. In a statement, the volunteer said that he doubted his report would do any good because Flynn told him that “Democrat is not a protected class.”
Scott running for her second term against Democratic challenger Kate McAlister.