Annette Bosworth Loses Election, Gets Arrested

By: Heather Vecchioni - June 4, 2014

The next time you think you’ve had a string of bad luck, think about Annette Bosworth. The U.S. Senate hopeful has had a really bad couple of days.

Less than 24 hours after Bosworth learned she lost her bid for the Senate seat, she was arrested on felony fraud charges that were related to her campaign.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley charged Bosworth with six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws. Jackley claims that Bosworth fraudulently attested to gathering voter signatures when she was really on a Christian missions trip to the Philippines.

“The election complaints received by the Secretary of State involve conduct that is serious, deliberate, and must be addressed in order to preserve the integrity of our elections,” Jackley said in a statement. “Because this is a federal elected office, I have and will continue to discuss the investigation with federal authorities.”

Watch Bosley learn she lost the election on live television:

Bosley turned herself in to the Minnehaha Jail today after receiving the warrant. She was immediately released. She then held a press conference, in which she called the charges “a political intimidation scheme” by Jackley, who was appointed to his position by former Governor Mike Rounds in 2009. Rounds defeated Bosworth and three other Republicans Tuesday night to clinch the GOP nomination to replace retiring democrat Tim Johnson.

Jackley denies the allegations.

“The Attorney General does not have the luxury of taking a walk or a pass on tough issues,” said Jackley. “Ms. Bosworth’s conduct and statements regarding her petitions speak for themselves.”

Rumors swirled throughout Bosworth’s campaign that she falsely signed off on nominating petitions. These petitions contain voter signatures required for candidates to appear on the ballot. Bosworth signed documents stating she supervised the petition process, during the same time in which she visited the Philippines, causing the perjury charges.

Do you think Bosworth is guilty of perjury, or do you think Jackley is simply out to get her? Leave your thoughts below.

Image via Annette Bosworth, Facebook

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  • Stash Holly

    That her only charge is basically that she did not supervise the signatures on her petition seems like a gotcha by a state AG that has his own agenda. However, we have enough crooked people in DC with the POS POTUS Nancy Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Reid, Biden (A Convicted plagiarist) and the entire Communist Democrat Party that thinks the U.S. Constitution there for fun and games, or believe that WE THE PEOPLE really means WE THE SUBJECTS. We need a revolution to get rid of our Washington Royalty System and I am including the so called BUSH Dynasty.

    • Evangeliban strikes again

      You don’t find it ironic that someone from the party that is pushing legislation to prevent voter fraud, with no evidence of voter fraud, commits voter fraud?

    • Bobby

      She lied, got busted, and lost the race with only 9%. What else is there to know or bitch about? Liars are now victims? Back to your stash, holly.