Thursday, May 17, 2012

Idaho Klansman Loses Sheriff's Race

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Here's an update on the white supremacist running for sheriff in north Idaho: He lost.

Shaun Winkler, who went as far as holding a cross-burning on May 4, came in last in a three-man race for Bonner County sheriff. Incumbent Sheriff Daryl Wheeler (3,934 votes) easily won with Tim Fry (1,427 votes) coming in second.

Winkler received 182 votes.

During a candidate forum, Winkler told attendees that his Klan ties would not have affected his performance as sheriff.

"Most people don't know that we don't just oppose the Jews and the negroes," Winkler said at the forum. "We also oppose sexual predators and drugs of any kind."

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