Election day reveals possible fraud in state documents - KOTA Territory News

Election day reveals possible fraud in state documents

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The Pennington County Auditor vows to get to the bottom of what she's calling illegal changes made to state documents.

When you apply for a driver's license in South Dakota you check whether or not you want to be registered to vote.  Julie Pearson, the Pennington County Auditor says if you check yes her office is supposed to get a copy of the form.  But Pearson says many times this doesn't happen.

And on Tuesday at least five voters say they ‘checked' yes, but when they went to the polls, they found out they were not registered to vote.

Pearson says after pulling their files from the Driver's License Bureau, she found those forms appeared to be changed- from yes to no- by someone other than the voter.

 "We were upset yesterday with some of the things that we saw from the Department Licensing Bureau and it's getting worse not better; which disenfranchises some voters, which really irritates me," said Pearson.

Pearson says she plans to speak with legal counsel and find a way to make sure this never happens again.

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