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Arrest Expected in Voter Fraud Investigation (South Dakota)
South Dakota Attorney General ^ | 11/01/2002 | Mark Barnett

Posted on 11/06/2002 4:02:35 PM PST by zencycler

For Immediate Release,
11/1/2002 For More Information, Contact:
Brooke Bohnenkamp (605) 773-3215


Arrest Expected in Voter Fraud Investigation

(Pierre) – Attorney General Mark Barnett announced today that Becky Red Earth-Villeda, also known as Maka Duta, will be arrested in the ordinary course of events for alleged forgery of absentee ballot applications. “Maka Duta will be arrested in the ordinary course of events,” said Barnett. “No evidence has been obtained that shows she has cast or made an attempt to cast actual ballots.”

Maka Duta will be charged in Minnehaha County on multiple counts of forgery.

The Division of Criminal Investigation has interviewed over 400 people in 25 counties. DCI agents also conducted a lengthy interview with Maka Duta on Tuesday. The information obtained is still being processed.

“Voters should proceed as normal and go to the polls on the 5th,” said Barnett.

The Division of Criminal Investigation began investigating allegations of bogus absentee ballot applications after being alerted by county auditors. There are currently 30 DCI agents working on the case.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: absentee; dakota; fraud; thune; vote; votefraud
Has anyone seen this? It's a press release from a few days ago from the South Dakota AG. It also gives a phone number to call for more information (Hmmm, maybe this should be freeped) Any ideas?
1 posted on 11/06/2002 4:02:35 PM PST by zencycler
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To: zencycler
Maka Duta will be charged in Minnehaha County on multiple counts of forgery.

Make that one maxi-ha-ha, and a "neener-neener-neener."

2 posted on 11/06/2002 4:07:29 PM PST by My2Cents
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To: My2Cents
Make that one maxi-ha-ha, and a "neener-neener-neener."

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! You are hysterical, I almost died laughin!

3 posted on 11/06/2002 4:09:05 PM PST by KLT
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To: zencycler
This must be why Thune said he would keep his options open.

FOR a lawsuit!!!!!
4 posted on 11/06/2002 4:10:39 PM PST by Salvation
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To: zencycler
Maybe someone who knows how should send that other thread to this guy. The thread where Johnson takes his THROW UP "Victory" speech. Gag.
5 posted on 11/06/2002 4:11:32 PM PST by Letitring
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To: Letitring
580 votes pulled out of Shannon county for Johnson sounds very suspicious.
6 posted on 11/06/2002 4:14:11 PM PST by meenie
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To: zencycler
Every single absentee vote cast that matches any of the forgeries should be disqualified. I will not hold my breath.
7 posted on 11/06/2002 4:16:00 PM PST by PLK
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To: zencycler
I hope they do something in South Dakota. We need that Senate seat.
NBC stsed that Johnson is the winner and asked Tommy Dasshole if that is some consolation or some such question like "is this some relief for you"?

I don't want the Republicans to give this up without a fight.
No "Ashcrofting" this time in this state...unlike MO this was out-and-out total voter fraud, box-stuffing and an attempt of theft of the rightful winners seat!

In two more years I'm hoping for a "super-majority" of Republicans in both House and Senate.

8 posted on 11/06/2002 4:17:15 PM PST by KriegerGeist
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To: zencycler

9 posted on 11/06/2002 4:20:33 PM PST by martin_fierro
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To: zencycler
Yet Johnson still wins.
10 posted on 11/06/2002 4:20:52 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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To: zencycler; All
Cross-link:

-The Vote Fraud Archives--

And FYI--

-Need Vote Fraud articles, stories, and evidence? Here's a source--

11 posted on 11/06/2002 4:39:05 PM PST by backhoe
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To: Geist Krieger
Definitely. Thune is not only entitled to the automatic recount, but a legal challenge as well, as I read it.
12 posted on 11/06/2002 4:45:50 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: martin_fierro
Huh??? the actor, who claimed to be part Cherokee and part Cree and appeared in upwards of 80 films in American Indian roles--often playing characters identified only as "Indian," "Indian Chief" or "Indian Joe"--was really an Italian-American from Louisiana. His real name: Oscar DeCorti.

Were Italian Americans disenfranchised???

13 posted on 11/06/2002 4:47:27 PM PST by evolved_rage
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To: evolved_rage
A fake indian's picture appears in connection with an article on indian voter fraud.

The irony was apparently lost on you.
14 posted on 11/06/2002 5:03:21 PM PST by martin_fierro
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To: martin_fierro

Yes! You are correct sir!

15 posted on 11/06/2002 5:16:15 PM PST by evolved_rage
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To: Salvation
...only a couple hundred vote margin...hundreds of fraudulent registrations...who WAS elected?
16 posted on 11/06/2002 5:34:04 PM PST by metacognative
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To: zencycler
Has Thune conceded? At this point, I suspect it will devolve on the Senate to decide whether to seat Johnson. As far as I'm concerned, they should wait until every legal avenue has been pursued, if it takes six years.
17 posted on 11/06/2002 6:49:30 PM PST by Cicero
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To: Cicero
Trent Lott better not cave on this! And he will be under a ton of pressure to do just that. If we move forward bravely, we will win. If we falter at this point, we will be stung.

I remember when Newt gave up on B1 Bob Dornan's fight to investigate voter fraud when Sanchaz first ran [off of seed money from Red China spies]. This is going to be very, very ugly. On the one hand, the rats will say that the GOP is being a bully, 'taking away our votes' [yeah we paid a lot of money to buy them]. On the other hand, this is voter fraud in an extremely close SENATE election.

18 posted on 11/07/2002 2:58:24 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: zencycler
Hey, didn't Johnson get an endorsement from General Armstrong Custer?
19 posted on 11/07/2002 4:36:41 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: backhoe
Thanks for your hard work backhoe...found this link from another on SD.
20 posted on 11/08/2002 8:46:46 PM PST by TheLion
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To: TheLion
Thanks for looking- all I can think of to do is keep putting the information out there- vote fraud in SD is a fact, not a theory or story- and hope some of the higher-ups realize "we wuz robbed!"
21 posted on 11/09/2002 2:09:36 AM PST by backhoe
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To: zencycler
We don't need to freep anything on Voter Fraud on South Dakota Indian Reservations, but we have to hope the Feds are sharp as tacks going after this. The most important name involved in Democrat voter fraud, (in my opinion) is Brian Drapeaux

. And this article:

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20020901-9618990.htm

"... Thus it is no accident that the state Democratic Party has enlisted Brian Drapeaux, a tribal leader from the Lower Brule reservation and a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Daschle, as its Native American Vote Chair..."

Brian Drapeaux...a name I'll remember.

22 posted on 11/09/2002 2:27:44 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: backhoe
I'm amazed at the # of threads that were posted before the elections on South Dakota fraud.
23 posted on 11/09/2002 7:57:06 AM PST by TheLion
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To: TheLion
I have never seen so many stories about vote fraud published before an election. In fact, I can't recall any other time the news leaked out until it was far to late to do anything about it.
24 posted on 11/09/2002 8:08:49 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Have asked the powers that be here, to post this on the post page ....to the right? The archived links deserve a spot. Maybe a freeper will notice something. The more this is out there, the more chance there is of people taking appropriate action.
25 posted on 11/09/2002 8:19:25 AM PST by TheLion
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To: backhoe
I think voter fraud this year was massive ---there was a radio station across the border in Mexico urging it's listeners at the last minute to get over to the US and vote and to vote you only needed some kind of ID card, you don't need to bring a voter's registration card here. I think the democrats knew from their polls things weren't going well for them though. They were only able to pull it off in some places but not the extent they would have liked.
26 posted on 11/09/2002 8:19:47 AM PST by FITZ
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To: FITZ
I saw one story- about absentee ballots in Orlando being dusted for fingerprints- but I suspect there was a very concerted effort to stop vote fraud that is being kept quiet.
27 posted on 11/09/2002 8:34:24 AM PST by backhoe
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To: *Vote Fraud
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28 posted on 11/10/2002 10:58:35 AM PST by Free the USA
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