If your last name is Wollman or Tschetter consider yourself investigated.
Last week it appeared that all eyes were on the Annette Bosworth trial in Hughes County Court. She was charged with six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws. What voters did not realize prior to the trial is how Attorney General Marty Jackley came by the information and the lack of Republican leadership that allowed registered Republican voters who signed Bosworth’s election petition to be systematically targeted and investigated by the blogger.
“Look it over. If you notice any Democrats or Independents or non-voters or non-people, or if you want to point out anything else you find interesting about the petition, feel free to leave a comment below. Have fun, everybody!”
Where is the South Dakota GOP to protect their own? The blog owner cites election petitions as “public information,” but federal voter laws made it illegal to post the petition and target voters for their decision. Even in this post, the deeply religious Hutterite Colony is commented on more than once and put forth by the blogger:
“Those seven signatures from the Lakeview Hutterite Colony out by Lake Andes are just page 9.1 out of 213 sheets submitted.”
But they did sign. The Hutterites were legitimate voters. They have strict rules about coming into their community.