Cases of voter intimidation popping up in Alaska, other states

    A screenshot of an email sent to a North Pole voter on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Division of Elections has forwarded to federal officials a case of purported voter intimidation arising out of the Fairbanks/North Pole area.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 20, a voter, registered as a Democrat in that area, received an email claiming to be from the alt-right political organization Proud Boys, threatening the voter if he didn’t change his voter registration from Democrat to Republican and vote for Donald Trump.

    A screenshot of the email can be seen at the right. It has been redacted to protect the identity of the voter.

    According to Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai, “We are aware of these and have forwarded the information to the appropriate federal agency for their review.”

    News outlets in Florida are reporting nearly the same email going out to voters in that state.

    A reverse check of the email address used in the communication in Alaska revealed that “officialproudboys.com” is a non-existent website.

     

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