White su­prem­a­cist run­ning for sher­iff in pan­han­dle

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SAND­POINT | He has been an Aryan Na­tions mem­ber and Ku Klux Klan leader, and now Shaun Win­kler wants to be the sher­iff in a ru­ral Idaho county near the Cana­dian bor­der.

The white-power ac­tivist is run­ning as a Re­pub­li­can in the May 15 Bon­ner County pri­mary to be­come the top law en­force­ment of­fi­cer. Mr. Win­kler said de­spite the white su­prem­a­cist be­liefs he holds as a KKK im­pe­rial wizard, his brand of jus­tice would be colorblind.

“In the event I was elected sher­iff, I would not act on racial pro­fil­ing,” Mr. Win­kler said. “Be­ing in the white power move­ment, I know how it feels to be pro­filed by law en­force­ment.”

Rather, Mr. Win­kler is run­ning on a plat­form that in­cludes com­ing down hard on sex of­fend­ers and meth man­u­fac­tur­ers and re­duc­ing the im­pact of fed­eral law en­force­ment at the county level.

Cor­nel Ra­sor, chair­man of the county Re­pub­li­can Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, doesn’t see much ap­peal to Mr. Win­kler’s can­di­dacy.

“The seven peo­ple that like him will vote for him,” Mr. Ra­sor said. “I don’t think he has a chance.”’

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