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First person charged with voter fraud [in South Dakota]
KOTA-TV ^ | 10/18/2002 | Jack Siebold and Carl Agnelly

Posted on 10/18/2002 11:47:13 AM PDT by jpthomas

A KOTA Territory man is the first person to be charged with voter fraud this election.

Police say Lyle Nichols is charged with five counts of forgery of voter registration cards. Nichols is one of two brothers hired by the Native American Voter Registration Project.

They collected and submitted 226 registration cards. The Pennington County Auditor's office found that two of those newly registered voters were dead.

If convicted, Nichols could be sentenced to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine for each of the five felony counts.

Last week, accusations of voter registration fraud began to surface in several counties. Dead people had been registered, people were registered in counties other than where they live, and names were misspelled, signatures didn’t match.

Throughout the state, there are massive voter registration drives being conducted by both political parties, tribal governments and national organizations. Nichols currently is the only person charged.

There is another voter fraud investigation involving a woman paid by the South Dakota Democratic Party to register people. Becky Red-Earth Villeda says she is innocent, that the accusations against her are an attempt to stop the registration of Native Americans. Red-Earth Villeda was fired after discrepancies were found in two applications she collected.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: daschlecountry; dirtytricks; voterfraud
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Hopefully the first of many.
1 posted on 10/18/2002 11:47:13 AM PDT by jpthomas
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To: jpthomas
Grill em for information and extract it from them through a plea deal or send them away for the Max amount possible.
2 posted on 10/18/2002 11:48:21 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: jpthomas
Why am I not suprised?
3 posted on 10/18/2002 11:48:55 AM PDT by smith288
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To: jpthomas
Alright! I could scream.
4 posted on 10/18/2002 11:49:31 AM PDT by FryingPan101
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To: smith288
The penalty is not adequately severe.
5 posted on 10/18/2002 11:50:43 AM PDT by bert
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To: jpthomas
If the guy is convicted, he will get probation. After all, his crime doesn't hurt anyone, right?
6 posted on 10/18/2002 11:52:39 AM PDT by jackbill
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To: Phantom Lord
Exactly, let him serve a polite 90 days of picking up trash, used liberals, on the roadside if he rolls over on the people who paid him and told him how to do this.
7 posted on 10/18/2002 11:54:53 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: jpthomas
Regarding Becky Red Earth-Villeda mentioned in this article, the Democratic Party reportedly paid her $12,000 over the past few months based on the number of new registrations she was able to secure. See $12,000 paid to person in voter fraud probe for details.
8 posted on 10/18/2002 11:55:11 AM PDT by jpthomas
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To: Phantom Lord
He's a Rat - he'll get 3 months detention in his home with cable TV, pizza and beer delivered everyday, and free lawyers from the DNC.
9 posted on 10/18/2002 11:55:36 AM PDT by balrog666
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To: jpthomas
I would like to see this on the network news shows as a warning to the inner city vote thieves, but I'm sure it won't run for fear of upsetting the democrats chances.
10 posted on 10/18/2002 11:57:03 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: jackbill
If the guy is convicted, he will get probation. After all, his crime doesn't hurt anyone, right?

IMO public flogging is best.

11 posted on 10/18/2002 11:58:11 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: jpthomas
Wake me up when they start going after the organized labor/crime vote fraud machines.
12 posted on 10/18/2002 11:59:02 AM PDT by WarSlut
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To: jpthomas
DUmb @$$es!
13 posted on 10/18/2002 11:59:48 AM PDT by rockfish59
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To: Phantom Lord
Mark Barnett, our AG and former Gubernatorial candidate is
a good Republican and I am sure he wants to get to the
real bottom of this ASAP. If it looks like somebody
from the DNC enabled these frauds, I trust Mark will find it. Any self-respecting native American ought to see how
they are being used by this ilk (dems) and reinforce the old hesistance to participate in the "white man politics" as some have been quoted in the press.
14 posted on 10/18/2002 12:00:31 PM PDT by DadOfFive
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To: jpthomas
Attempting to vote with forked ballot gets many, many moons behind big stone tee-pee.
15 posted on 10/18/2002 12:00:37 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: jackbill
No, he certainly did hurt all the people who followed the rules. He stole the effectiveness of honest citizen's votes much like the guy who cuts others off in traffic effectively steals their place in traffic and thus their time. A small thing you say! Maybe, but these 'small' things (its the small foxes that spoil the vine) reflect character and will eventually lead to larger things that will eventually lead to the breakdown of freedom in this nation.
16 posted on 10/18/2002 12:02:46 PM PDT by MoGalahad
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To: jpthomas
Also, the following describes an on-going investigation of this voter fraud story by KSFY-TV. This points to widespread fraud and the likelihood of further arrests:

The on-going investigation into possible voter fraud in several South Dakota counties continues. KSFY's Shelley Keohane received a packet of information from a personal friend who volunteers for John Thune's campaign. It includes one questionable application for an absentee ballot from Dewey County. Shelley verified this document, and then she and a photographer made a two day, 800 mile trek in order to research the allegations of possible voter fraud that the FBI and U.S. Attorney are examining.

KSFY talked to five individuals on camera in Dewey County who say their signatures were forged on ballot request forms. While in Dewey County, we met with County Auditor Adele Enright, a registered Democrat.

As KSFY reported last Friday, Enright contacted the Democratic Party about irregularities she noticed in several ballot applications. The party then fired independent contractor Becky Red Earth-Villeda who they say is responsible for 2 questionable ballot applications. The Democratic Party turned that information over to the authorities.

During the course of Shelley's independent investigation, she found multiple people who have testified on camera their signatures were forged on absentee ballot requests.

KSFY has confirmed with county auditors in five South Dakota counties...Fall River (who handles voter registration requests for Shannon County), Todd, Dewey, Ziebach, and Pennington, that the FBI is investigating possible attempts of voter fraud. KSFY will continue to follow this story and we will continue to bring you the very latest as it develops.

Link: Behind KSFY's Voter Fraud Investigation

17 posted on 10/18/2002 12:06:44 PM PDT by jpthomas
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To: jpthomas
It's a start, and hopefully will make many of the Dems think twice before committing their usual rampant fraud, like cigarettes for votes, money for votes, college students voting multiple times, voting machines getting "lost", busing loads of "voters" to the polls (and more than one location), same-day voting, felons voting, 100+% voting precincts (in urban areas where free smoke detectors and free immunizations get 30% turnout), illegal aliens voting (despite Gephardt's encouragement and deal-making with illegal voters), campign interference from foreign powers (Carter going to Russia, China and others supporting Clinton, Mexican citizens voting in our elections, etc), precints being open past the closing time, pundits influencing election results by calling them in early, massive absentee ballot requests by Democrats (see SD... 90+ all in one envelope, all with same reason entered on form), recounts, court battles to change election rules and laws during or even after election process (see FL, NJ, FL, MO, FL, HI, FL...), illegal campaign contributions from unions (see legislation, SCOTUS decisions, Bush's Exectutive Order), voting machines whose programming is not being made public, efforts to disenfranchise military voters...

I only wish that the ACTUAL election results for the past 100 years would be revealed by some Miracle. I'm not sure the Democrats would have even 80% of their current seats.

18 posted on 10/18/2002 12:10:06 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Grampa Dave
There is another voter fraud investigation involving a woman paid by the South Dakota Democratic Party to register people. Becky Red-Earth Villeda says she is innocent, that the accusations against her are an attempt to stop the registration of Native Americans.

Don't even try and play that race card Becky. Your RAT party sold out a whole tribe of Native Americans who would have GREATLY benefited from the drilling of ANWR, not to mention the rest of our country.

19 posted on 10/18/2002 12:16:34 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER
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To: jpthomas
Everyone knows this is widespread amongst ALL democrats. I wish they wouldn't restrict the investigation to pathological cases; i.e., to cases that lead people to think, "Oh, it's just Becky Red Earth and some unemployed, drunken Indian steelworker in a polkadot tutu." Voter fraud is a massive criminal enterprise involving a huge number of RATS across the country.
20 posted on 10/18/2002 12:17:37 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: jpthomas
Lead-Safe Worker(s) for the State of SD

The Lead Listing is operated by QuanTech, Inc., under a grant from the HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control


Becky Red Earth-Villeda
Affiliation: UMOS
Phone: (605) 339-7246
Fax: (605) 339-7246



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21 posted on 10/18/2002 12:23:21 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: small voice in the wilderness
“Custer died for your sins.”

I love this quote. The Dept. of the Interior should be abolished.

Reservations should be dismantled and all fundings should cease.

Checks on leaking cars on reservation property should be quickly addressed.

Hoka hey! The 7th rides again!

22 posted on 10/18/2002 12:25:59 PM PDT by johnny7
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To: jpthomas
South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Advisory Board 2002


Becky Red Earth-Villeda


http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:VY1geQvaoeEC:www.sdnafvsa.com/advisory.htm+Becky+Red+Earth+Villeda&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
23 posted on 10/18/2002 12:26:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jpthomas
Last week, accusations of voter registration fraud began to surface in several counties. Dead people had been registered, people were registered in counties other than where they live, and names were misspelled, signatures didn’t match.

Throughout the state, there are massive voter registration drives being conducted by both political parties, tribal governments and national organizations. Nichols currently is the only person charged.

Call me paranoid, but the implication in this portion of the story is that the fruad is being done by both parties.

Yes, careful reading shows only Democrates have been implicated, but could there be "gloss it over for the 'rats" slant in this story?

24 posted on 10/18/2002 12:29:00 PM PDT by B-bone
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To: jpthomas
Hey, this is the DEMOCRATIC way!!
25 posted on 10/18/2002 12:36:16 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Phantom Lord
"Grill em for information and extract it from them through a plea deal or send them away for the Max amount possible."

Send them to GITMO with the rest of the terrorist :-)

26 posted on 10/18/2002 12:42:43 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: B-bone
Right on. Up to this time if a repubie had been caught doing this, it would have been on world wide news, national news, and state news 24/7.

I'm sure that they will pay some Rat several thousand $ to pretend to be a repubie and then get caught doing this.
27 posted on 10/18/2002 12:43:35 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: B-bone
Bias? Nah....couldn't happen.....
28 posted on 10/18/2002 12:46:12 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: balrog666

Don't forget free blankets.
29 posted on 10/18/2002 12:52:20 PM PDT by shadowman99
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To: jpthomas
Funny, I don't hear Senator Dash-hole asking for an investigation into this FRAUD.
30 posted on 10/18/2002 1:07:43 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Why investigate something if you already know about it?
31 posted on 10/18/2002 1:09:43 PM PDT by B-bone
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Notice how silent Daschle and Johnson are??? This must scare them to death..
32 posted on 10/18/2002 1:11:42 PM PDT by Dog
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To: jpthomas
The DemonCrap Party is a vast criminal enterprise. It should be RICO'ed.
33 posted on 10/18/2002 1:17:55 PM PDT by tomahawk
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To: jpthomas
Oh no and in that paragon of virtue and independance- the rez- ...what a surprise ..simply shocking...zzzzzzzzzzzzz
34 posted on 10/18/2002 1:21:16 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: Dog
Fine. Want to scare him more? FREEP Daschle here:

http://daschle.senate.gov/webform.html
35 posted on 10/18/2002 1:23:39 PM PDT by jmstein7
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To: Dog
Fine. Want to scare him more? FREEP Daschle here:

http://daschle.senate.gov/webform.html
36 posted on 10/18/2002 1:23:44 PM PDT by jmstein7
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To: jpthomas
Dead people had been registered, people were registered in counties other than where they live, and names were misspelled, signatures didn’t match.


Yeah, so? This is standard Rat procedure.
37 posted on 10/18/2002 1:24:58 PM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: jpthomas
This scares me.. When I die, I could end up voting for a deomcrat..
38 posted on 10/18/2002 1:26:24 PM PDT by Texas Mom
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To: LibWhacker
Voter fraud is a massive criminal enterprise involving a huge number of RATS across the country.



Yep!
39 posted on 10/18/2002 1:27:12 PM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: jpthomas
Maybe if they cure the problem Dasshole will not get elected again by dead people.
40 posted on 10/18/2002 1:27:22 PM PDT by PatrioticAmerican
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To: jpthomas
Hitler and Schuuuuuumer, the only two senators who voted against requiring ID for voters. Wonder why Daschole didn't include himself, they could have been the three ringleaders of voter fraud.
41 posted on 10/18/2002 1:30:53 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: jackbill
Does this election cheater think that Tim Johnson is the best thing to come along since Tom Daschle?
42 posted on 10/18/2002 1:37:36 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: jpthomas
Not to dismiss the seriousness of voter fraud, but I'm sure there are more fraudulent votes cast in a single Chicago ward than there are legitimate voters in these South Dakota counties.

These folks are being caught because of the sparse population. Out here folks tend to know or at least have heard of the locals and it's easy to spot an imposter.

43 posted on 10/18/2002 1:39:25 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: tomahawk

44 posted on 10/18/2002 1:52:29 PM PDT by MamaLucci
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To: jpthomas
What party is Lyle affiliated with?
45 posted on 10/18/2002 2:08:15 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
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To: MoGalahad; Theodore R.
Stick around awhile and you might be able to discern sarcasm.
46 posted on 10/18/2002 2:23:25 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: Texas Mom
This scares me.. When I die, I could end up voting for a deomcrat..

LOL

You and I better be careful driving home tonight; we could end up voting for Ron Kirk.

Multiple times.

47 posted on 10/18/2002 2:26:41 PM PDT by Texas dog
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To: Texas dog
You and I better be careful driving home tonight; we could end up voting for Ron Kirk.

Wow! better drive safe there Texas Dog.. Worse yet, Sanchez.. I think I'll just stay home. LOL!

48 posted on 10/18/2002 2:40:22 PM PDT by Texas Mom
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To: jackbill
Since it's Tommy's state, the media whores will not play this up as it should be.
49 posted on 10/18/2002 2:47:32 PM PDT by Cobra64
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