More drama at the Jefferson County Election Commission.
The D-G reports that a special prosecutor, Jason Barrett, has been named to investigate allegations that Election Commissioner Stu Soffer threatened fellow Commissioner Ted Davis.
According to a complaint filed by Davis, at a commission meeting late last month, Soffer became irate, shouted at Davis, and threatened him, saying they should “go outside” to settle their dispute. After the meeting finished, according to Davis, Soffer followed him out of the building and continued to make threats.
Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter recused himself because he represents the election commission as an entity.
This is not the first dispute between Soffer and Davis. Soffer pulled a derringer on Davis at an election commission meeting in 2016. Soffer said that he did so in self defense because he felt threatened by Davis. Here’s video of that previous incident.