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Thune: S.D. vote challenge not my idea
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2002

Challenging the outcome of South Dakota's key senate race due to alleged Indian voter fraud wasn't the idea of Congressman John Thune (R).

That's the message Thune's campaign is pitching, according to David Kranz of The Sioux Falls Argus Leader. A reporter raised the question in response to potential cases of fraud involving Democrat efforts to register Indian voters.

The initial probe centered on Dewey and Ziebach counties. News accounts now say a total of six counties are being targeted, all on or near reservations.

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Accusations of voter registration fraud create uneasy mood (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 10/16)
Fraud Probe Widens as Election Day Gets Closer (KSFY News 10/15)

Related Stories:
Problems cited with Indian voter drive (10/15)
Native voters said key in S.D. races (09/02)

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