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Bomb scares disrupt voting

From Wire And Staff Reports

Two bomb scares disrupted voting Tuesday in Idaho.

In Coeur d’Alene, voting was temporarily delayed at Woodland Middle School, the polling place for two Idaho precincts in Tuesday’s primary election, after the building was evacuated for fear of a bomb. Officials did not say what prompted the scare.

“The building was evacuated temporarily, and all ballots and ballot boxes were secured during the evacuation,” Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes said.

Hayes said poll workers set back up in the gymnasium after they were given the all-clear, and voting resumed.

Election officials in Lewiston also moved a polling place at the city’s police training center after someone found 50 pounds of dynamite nearby.

Authorities made the switch Tuesday morning moments after someone cleaning an adjacent building discovered the explosives.

Voters were redirected to the Lewiston Community Center to cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election, the Lewiston Tribune reported.