Far-right militant Amon Bandy participated in a race to become Governor of Idaho, despite being barred from stepping into the State Capitol.
According to Idaho, the rebel militia submitted its first paperwork on Friday and ran for the 2022 Governor’s primary.
Campaign documents reveal that he will run as a Republican and face several other Republican candidates already in the race, including current Governor Brad Little and Lieutenant Janice McGeachin.
Bandy is best known for leading armed standoffs in the Oregon Wildlife Sanctuary, which lost a man in 2016.
He is currently awaiting trial in two trespass cases after breaking into Boise’s State Capitol last year to protest the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by Little.
Far-right militant Amon Bandy (pictured) raced to become Governor of Idaho, despite being banned from stepping into the State Capitol
According to the campaign document, he will run for Republican and face several other Republican candidates already in the race, including current Governor Brad Little (left) and Lieutenant Janice McGeachin (right). ..
Now he plans to take on Little on the political arena.
However, CBS2 reported that Bandy’s race may have ended before it began, as state election officials revealed that his paperwork was invalid.
In filing, Bandy listed himself as an Election Treasurer-a role in which an individual must be registered to vote.
State officials said the outlet Bandy is not currently registered for voting.
They said Bandy noticed an error in his submission.
He now has to vote and register to resubmit the document, or find another Election Accountant registered to vote and resubmit the document.
The other six Republican candidates have already applied to run for governor.
These are Jeff Cotton, Edward Humphreys, Lisa Marie, Cody Usabel, McGeetin, and Little.
So far, there are no Democratic candidates in the Red States competition.
Bandy was taken to a chair elevator after being arrested at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho on August 25. He was banished from the State Capitol.
Bandy was taken to a police car after being arrested for trespassing. He was arrested twice in two days in August for breaking into the State Capitol to protest the COVID-19 restrictions.
Little was elected governor in January 2019. But last year, he faced criticism from other party members about dealing with the pandemic after McGeetin publicly condemned the April 2020 stay-at-home order.
McGeetin, Idaho’s first female deputy governor, announced Thursday that he would run for governor.
Bandy is a voice critic of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions and has a lot of criticism of the law.
He is currently banned from the Idaho Legislature and its premises for a year.
Just last month, he was arrested twice in two hours on suspicion of trespassing a government building.
Police said he broke into a government building on April 8, arrested and imprisoned.
He then returned to the Capitol building shortly after escaping from prison on his first arrest and was arrested again.
It was the fourth and fifth time he was arrested in Boise since August, and all but one happened in the State Capitol.
In March, Bandy was arrested for failing to appear in court after being banned from court for refusing to wear a mask.Photo protesters in support of him at Ada County Hall
Right-wing rebel activist Ammon Bandy (pictured in a cowboy hat) was denied entry and subsequently protested outside his own trespassing trial.
In August, Bandy led dozens of protesters, many of whom were members of his human rights group, to the State Capitol to protest the measures taken to delay the spread of COVID-19.
The state Republican-controlled legislature has convened a special session to address coronavirus-related legislation.
In one of the protests, an armed unmasked rioter smashed a glass door and broke into the house gallery.
The next day, more than 100 protesters returned home and deported lawmakers from a meeting discussing a bill to protect the company from pandemic-related responsibilities.
Bandy was arrested for trespassing when he refused to leave the room and was banished from the building for a year.
Bandy ignored the ban and returned the next day. He was arrested and charged with trespassing for the first time in two days.
The militia was not cooperative with the officers and was seen moving from the building in an office chair.
He was banished from a government building for a year after he was arrested.
Bandy was notorious for protesting federal control of public land in 2016 by leading a group of armed activists under the occupation of the Maroo National Wildlife Sanctuary.Central bandy talking to the media during standoffs
The standoff lasted 41 days. During this time, a man from his group LaVoy Finicum was shot dead and killed.
Bandy, who represents himself in the case, was supposed to appear in court in March, but was banned from entering the court because he refused to wear a face mask.
Anyone entering the State Capitol must wear a protective cover.
Bandy refused and was denied admission. Instead, he protested the mask requirements with 20 other demonstrators outside the building.
He was subsequently arrested for not appearing in court.
Bandy was notorious for protesting federal control of public land in 2016 by leading a group of armed activists under the occupation of the Maroo National Wildlife Sanctuary.
The standoff lasted 41 days. During this time, one of his groups, Laboi Finicum, was shot dead.
Bandy was arrested with several others on charges of conspiracy and firearms, but was later acquitted.
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