Bundy's father, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, became a hero of Western states' rights advocates in 2014.
Even the state's Republican governor has called the move "dangerous."
One key Republican senator may be paying close attention.
Three Republican governors have vetoed automatic voter registration bills in the past two years.
“I hope decisions aren’t made in a vacuum and that there is a reach out to the governors," said Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Assuming he isn't ousted as the GOP's presidential nominee at the party's Cleveland convention next month, who will be Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate?
"I do not take lightly charging a correctional officer, but based on the available evidence, prosecutors in my office believe criminal charges are warranted."
Nevada officers fired a live shotgun round once every 10 days between Jan. 1, 2012, and June 26, 2015.
While Sandoval is by no means the only person being vetted, he is probably the most conservative candidate Obama is considering. In this instance, leaking Sandoval's name would make sense for two reasons.
Senate Republicans had already said they wouldn't confirm the moderate GOP governor.