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KKK leader denies inviting Idaho lawmakers

BOISE — A Ku Klux Klan leader says membership applications recently mailed to several Idaho lawmakers didn’t come from his group.

Idaho’s lone black lawmaker, Democratic Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb of Boise, was among legislators who said this week they received a mailing from the Knights of the KKK soliciting $35 in membership dues, a photo and commitment statement.

Buckner-Webb said she believes she was specifically targeted and vowed to renew her fight against prejudice.

But KKK leader Thomas Robb denied involvement from the Knights, saying their materials are easily duplicated and sometimes people send them out because they think it’s funny.

Robb told The Moscow-Pullman Daily News his group doesn’t have time for such pranks.

The Idaho attorney general’s office is monitoring the issue and has informed law enforcement.