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Problems cited with Indian voter drive
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2002

The Washington Times today reports on possible "voter discrepancies" among voter registrations of Indians in South Dakota.

Non-existent and deceased persons are alleged to have been registered to vote for the upcoming U.S. Senate election, which pits incumbent Tim Johnson (D) against Congressman John Thune (R). Johnson's campaign has distanced itself from the charges.

The Democratic Party of South Dakota has already fired one worker charged with registering Indian voters. Only four actual problems were found by state party workers but there may be other cases, according to The Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Native Americans make up 8.3 percent of the state's population, or about 63,000 residents.

Get the Story:
Fraud suspected in S.D. Indian voter drive (The Washington Times 10/15)
Thune might challenge vote (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 10/15)

Related Stories:
Native voters said key in S.D. races (09/02)

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