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Arrest Warrant Issued for Annette Bosworth

I told you so.

Former South Dakota Senate Candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth was informed at 9:28am this morning by Sgt. Jason Gearman of the Minnehaha Sheriff’s office that a warrant had been issued for her arrest by Attorney General Marty Jackley.

Bosworth was told by her attorney that the charge relate to election activity, specifically petition signatures [Lee Stranahan, "Arrest Warrant Issued for Former S.D. Senate Candidate Annette Bosworth,", 2014.06.04].

Illegal activity pertaining to petition signatures? Remember: this story started right here, thanks to you, blog readers.

Update 13:05 CDT: Lee Stranahan posts this photo of the Bosworth arrest warrant, filed June 3 in Hughes County:

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Photo by Lee Stranahan, posted to Instagram 2014.06.04, ~12:15 CDT, from Minnehaha County Jail:

Six counts of offering false or forged instrument for filing under SDCL 22-11-28.1:

22-11-28.1. Offering false or forged instrument for filing, registering, or recording--Felony. Any person who offers any false or forged instrument, knowing that the instrument is false or forged, for filing, registering, or recording in a public office, which instrument, if genuine, could be filed, registered, or recorded under any law of this state or of the United States, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.

Six counts of perjury under SDCL 22-29-1, 22-29-8, and 22-29-10:

22-29-1. Perjury--Violation. Any person who, having taken an oath to testify, declare, depose, or certify truly, before any competent tribunal, officer, or person, in any state or federal proceeding or action in which such an oath may by law be administered, states, intentionally and contrary to the oath, any material matter which the person knows to be false, is guilty of perjury.

22-29-8. Oath defined--Irregular oath. The term, oath, as used in this chapter, includes any affirmation, and every other mode of attesting the truth of that which is stated, which is authorized by law. It is no defense that the oath was administered or taken in an irregular manner.

22-29-10. Deposition or certificate as complete upon delivery--Intent. The making of any deposition or certificate is deemed to be complete, within the provisions of this chapter, from the time when it is delivered by the accused to any other person with intent that it be uttered or published as true.

Six counts... Bosworth swore a false circulator's oath on five petition sheets. Her husband Chad Haber did so on one more. 5 + 1 = 6.

Update 14:20 CDT: John Hult of that Sioux Falls paper provides me a copy of the affidavit sworn by DCI agent Bryan Gortmaker, the formal charges, and the arrest warrant. Significantly, Gortmaker cites Bosworth's own media appearances (KELO-AM with Greg Belfrage on April 17, then her graffiti-cursing press conference on May 27) as evidence supporting the charges. Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.

Update 14:40 CDT: From Attorney General Marty Jackley's office:

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that two separate Complaints have been filed charging Annette Bosworth, 42, Sioux Falls and Clayton Walker, 33, Rapid City with election law violations. The Complaints have been filed in Hughes County where the nominating petitions were filed and are accompanied with a Probable Cause Affidavit setting forth the investigation conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. Counts 1A- 1-F of both Complaints charge offering false or forged instrument for filing and constitute Class 6 felonies each punishable maximum sentence of two years imprisonment and/or $4,000 fine. Counts 2A-2F of both Complaints charge perjury and constitute Class 6 felonies each punishable maximum sentence of two years imprisonment and/or $4,000 fine.

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. Because this is a federal elected office, I have and will continue to discuss the investigation with federal authorities,” said Jackley.

The case is being investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office. A tentative initial appearance date is scheduled for June 23 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hughes County Courthouse. Bosworth and Walker are presumed innocent until such time as the state proves the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt [emphasis mine; Attorney General Marty Jackley, press release, 2014.06.04].


  1. mikeyc, that's me! 2014.06.04

    She will love this. More attention, and "a victim."
    She can use her PAC money to post bail. Is that

  2. Lynn 2014.06.04

    Will her arrest be posted on her facebook page? lol Just kidding!

    It would be great if this gets picked up by all the state and national media including Fox's Megyn Kelly. It will torpedo their dream of a PAC and hopefully any other scheme in the future.

    There are more crimes to answer for but at least this may be a start. Chad is still free.

  3. Rorschach 2014.06.04

    Hey, that's a nice Rolex watch she's wearing in the photo in the linked story. You don't usually find recently homeless folks with that kind of bling. At least she'll be stylish in her mugshot.

    I checked, and there's no warrant listed for Chad or Annette in Minnehaha County yet.

  4. Steve Sibson 2014.06.04

    Well I hope this proves to some of you that Jackley was not playing favorites, but allowing the democratic process some room to function.

  5. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    And why does that pop up on Stranahan's site first?

  6. grainofsalt 2014.06.04

    Cory, Thankyou for the work it took to research those petitions.

  7. larry kurtz 2014.06.04

    Annette Bosworth being lured to a shelter belt in South Dakota?

  8. Jerry 2014.06.04

    LOL Larry, you are terrible man! Damn funny, but terrible.

  9. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    Stranahan was in South Dakota during the campaign. I believe he did video work for both the Ravnsborg and Bosworth campaigns.

  10. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Sibson, you write articles about some New World Order Rosicrucian Goddess Religion stuff, but you don't notice that Arends and Lederman had a fundraiser for Jackley the same day he said election law wasn't his job.

  11. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    R: a Rolex? Really? Are we sure that's her in that picture?

  12. Doctor not Bricklayer 2014.06.04

    Thank you, Cory! You did the right thing in the most noble way possible. Sometimes community activism works! Hopefully justice will be served.

  13. grainofsalt 2014.06.04

    Cory, Thanks also for the months of persistence. Let's hope Channette's financial victims get their money back and some justice, and that these two are kept from scamming any more innocents.

  14. cj 2014.06.04

    "I would have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for the biased media and that mean, misogynistic blogger." ~ Dr. Boz

    Great work, Cory.

  15. Ellee 2014.06.04

    I'm wondering where the rest of the warrants are? Shouldn't there be one for Chad and for their attorney as well?

  16. Student 2014.06.04

    So I guess her Fox News interview for today is canceled? lol

  17. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    Confirmed: Sgt. Gearman tells me on the phone that the warrant was issued and that Bosworth has turned herself in to the Minnehaha County sheriff for booking.

  18. Lynn 2014.06.04

    So is Gaddy and the gang from SDAP going to tag the Minnehaha County Courthouse in retaliation?

  19. Kristi 2014.06.04

    Cory, I appreciate the time and effort you've put into exposing the corruption of these individuals who seem to think the rules don't apply to them. I also want to thank those who were brave enough to expose themselves by exposing the truth about Dr. Bosworth, Chad Haber, and their business of screwing people over. I witnessed first-hand the damage that these individuals can do to an employee, not only because of non-payment of wages, but also verbal abuse and aggression. Unfortunately, because of what seems to be a personality disorder (I know, I know...I write 'seems to be' in order to avoid being on the receiving end of a frivolous lawsuit), neither Chad nor the good doctor will recognize that they have done anything wrong.

  20. Steve Sibson 2014.06.04

    "Arends and Lederman had a fundraiser for Jackley the same day he said election law wasn't his job"

    Bree, thanks for the info. I no longer get fundraiser invitations for the SDGOP. Not sure why. (grin)

    So the jury is still out.

  21. Steve Sibson 2014.06.04

    Keloland just reported the breaking news.

  22. Brent 2014.06.04

    Joel and Lederman are thick as thieves. How can Arends not be in trouble too? Dirty scary stuff. This is the type of stuff where people end up dead and it's made to look like suicide.

  23. Jim 2014.06.04

    What was her bail?

  24. owen reitzel 2014.06.04

    Good job Cory. I'm sure Annette will say the devil made me do it and she's praying for forgiveness.
    Now Cory it's Marion Mike Rounds turn.

  25. owen reitzel 2014.06.04

    Too bad she wasn't arrested when she was on Fox. The look on her face would have been priceless

  26. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    Pat Powers calls Lee Stranahan's report "sketchy." But Stranahan appears to be sketching the whole affair. That photo in the original post is a photo of Annette looking sad. Stranahan now posts another photo of Annette, same dark outfit, holding her arrest warrant. Computer, magnify and enhance!

  27. Barry G. Wick 2014.06.04

    ...a complete loss of faith in the law in SD on my part...I know, it's never too late...but it seems that if you're rich or connected or Republican in SD nothing ever happens to you...especially, when it should happen.

  28. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    That's exactly what I was thinking Cory. Why is this guy with camera following her around everywhere blogging about her drama.

  29. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Annette Bosworth may become my personal hero if she gets Arends and Lederman on camera getting arrested, lol.

  30. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Won't be too long before the jury is in, Sibson.

  31. Lynn 2014.06.04

    Would Annette plea bargain and expose a few things others may not want out?

  32. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Anon just said "Fingers crossed.' on DWC.

  33. Doctor Not Bricklayer 2014.06.04

    My thoughts exactly, Cory. Let the full-on Annette Martyr-Fest begin!

  34. Steve Sibson 2014.06.04

    I have been warning the SDGOP for awhile that the corruption was going to catch with them. Noticed Arends' and Lederman's political buddy Pat Powers is being a little sheepish so far on the Bosworth affair. Wonder what his spies are telling him now?

  35. Troy 2014.06.04

    Cory, I told you earlier, stop talking about her. She wants the attention. It is part of the plan. Gotta be.

  36. El Rayo X 2014.06.04

    Would a mug shot without the pearls be considered part of the liberal's war on women?

  37. PNR 2014.06.04

    Well done, Cory

  38. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    The arrest of several dirty members of the SDGOP operation would make an awesome Reality TV documentary. I bet it would pay well too.

  39. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    She admitted to breaking the law during a press conference. She's going to be a gem to interview in the hard room.

  40. Rocky Racoon 2014.06.04

    Notice how the warrant was dated and stamped yesterday? They weren't messin' around up there!

  41. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    Troy, I'm sure I disgust you with my excuses, but in every conceivable media universe, the arrest of a failed U.S. Senate candidate the day after the primary for election-related crimes is news. The fact that those election-related crimes were exposed by readers of this blog make it difficult for this blog not to note that news.

    But I will try to restrain myself.

  42. Jackilope 2014.06.04

    Best disinfectant is sunlight. This blog did a great job of doing what traditional media fails to do. How I wish the rays of sunlight would actually go further -- getting to Arends and Rounds.

  43. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    Mr. Montgomery tweets that AG Jackley has also formally charged Clayton Walker with election law violations. Unlike Bosworth, Walker is not paying a photographer to follow her around and document her arrest and booking.

  44. Steve Sibson 2014.06.04

    Troy, do you want us to stop talking about the EB-5 scandal too?

  45. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    I don't think Troy agrees that there is an EB-5 scandal.

  46. annette 2014.06.04

    So would this count as a case of the vaunted GOP voter fraud? Or is this election fraud? Funny---they always claim democrats did this.

  47. Flipper 2014.06.04

    Yeah, you told us so, but you yelled at a high school kid once. You have no credibility!

  48. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    The Clayton Walker affidavit is a good read.

  49. Troy 2014.06.04

    Cory, you aren't disgusting me. I didnt say that the way I intended. I meant it in reference to another post of yours to stop talking about her. I applaud you for you focus on this and am glad you did it.

    I just now think we should let her go quietly to jail and not make her a martyr which prior to sentencing will help her fleece others. She and hubby are sociopaths. Don't think like the rest of us. You and I get arrested we leave the jail with our head between our tails. She leaves with a smile? WOW. It is part of the plan and she is counting on the sane world giving her exposure since we all like watching a train wreck.

  50. JeniW 2014.06.04

    Her smile is a show. Cameras are in her face, she probably believes that she was justified, or can justify her actions. What other kind of facial expression could she have?

    Actually, I am very surprised that Jackley is pursuing this. I wonder if he too is putting on a show for the public, and will later back-off? I don't have much faith in Jackley.

  51. Rocky Racoon 2014.06.04 catchphrase! Whenever someone does something really stupid, cruel, or inhumane, you say "WOW! That was totally BOSWORTHY!"

  52. Megan Konz 2014.06.04

    I'm glad this happened. It needed to. I can't help but be very sad for her children for being put into this situation. As a parent, it makes me even angrier with her for breaking the law. No kid should have to deal with that.

  53. mike from iowa 2014.06.04

    Any chance you'll get a reward from TIP-turn in perjurers?

  54. concerned 2014.06.04

    Her medical license will not be renewed with felonies filed against her. Chad will have to find another money train if he hasn't already fled the country.

  55. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Oh, this is going to be a great show. Get some popcorn. Maybe she'll shave her head too.

  56. Jenny 2014.06.04

    She'll manipulate this any way she can. She is energized about this, as it excites her being in the press.

    She'll write a book - A Doctor on the Prairie, A Christian Doctor's Personal Perspective on Misogyny; My personal battles in God's Country. Something like that!

  57. Lynn 2014.06.04

    Will she carry a cross to the courtroom? Oh the drama!

  58. Jim 2014.06.04

    Careful Troy, Arends will call to remind you they have never diagnosed as sociopaths. Why can't your pal PP acknowledge the problems with these two?

  59. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Looks like they're going to drag it out though. First tentative hearing Jun. 23rd I think it was.

  60. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Funny Arends didn't respond to requests from media for a statement. Didn't he want to discuss Cory's "wild leaps of reasoning?"

  61. Lynn 2014.06.04

    The out of state facebook worshipers of the Boz scam are finally starting to see posters not being deleted from South Dakota residents and those who are posting the news of her charges. Hope they get their money back. John Norton and Deb Rice can hopefully get a clue finally.

  62. Kathy 2014.06.04

    First, thank you Cory and to everyone who took the time to pore over all of those petitions to find the fraud. Thank you for showing people that we do have a voice, even when it seems like we don't.

    I wonder if she's going to accept a plea bargain or if her narcissistic tendencies will get in the way and she pleads not guilty so this goes to trial.

  63. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    June 23rd is after the state GOP convention.

  64. Monty 2014.06.04

    The election fraud the SD Republicans warned us about seems to be confined to their own United States Senate candidates. Maybe that's why they demanded photo ID's for voters. They know themselves to be crooks so they assume everyone else is a crook too.

  65. Douglas Wiken 2014.06.04

    And why didn't Jackley make a move within days of Cory exposing the perjury and fraud?

    The timing stinks. Of course, doing it before the election might have made a few Republican voters actually think about the rest of the dwarfs they were voting for.

  66. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    Bree, I'd love to be at convention and hear the conversations.

  67. Roger Cornelius 2014.06.04

    Cory explained multiple times throughout this campaign why Jackley didn't move faster to arrest Bosworth.

  68. Steve Sibson 2014.06.04

    Sad that we have to denigrate this conversation to painting every Republican with the Bosworth brush. She is being punished.

  69. Jon 2014.06.04

    The look on Bozo's face was priceless on the fox interview when they cut the interview short.. Haha priceless! I think they had an idea that the interview was pointless since she just rambles on about nothing and that she had just lost. Couldn't even answer megyn Kelly's question. Lol

  70. Jerry 2014.06.04

    I guess this all proves the republican drama about voter fraud. Who'd thunk it that we would have proven it right here in good ole South Dakota.

  71. Roger Cornelius 2014.06.04

    Bozo on Fox "News" is the #1 story trending on Yahoo, Huffington Post, Youtube and other major news outlets are featuring this story, and Troy wants Madville to quit talking about Bozo.

  72. Troy 2014.06.04

    Roger, they don't know her. She is going to use this all to scam more people. the train wreck is over.

  73. larry kurtz 2014.06.04

    Troy you really don't know what's going on, do you?

  74. Bill Dithmer 2014.06.04

    According to Us federal election laws she also is in trouble federally. It's getting to hard for me to repost PDF files or I would but the information is out there.

    The Blindman

  75. Roger Cornelius 2014.06.04

    True Troy, this part of the train wreck is over.

    Ignoring her will not stop her, will it?

    Only continued exposure of her and Chad will do that.

  76. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Troy just wants it all to go away.

  77. Rorschach 2014.06.04

    Bosworth has turned herself in. She posed for a mugshot, gave her DNA swab, and was released - not held. It's official. It's underway.

  78. Lynn 2014.06.04

    Interestingly over at Dakotans With interests in Corruption/Cronyism blog all is pretty quiet on Boz. They have promoted her and own her. I think there is the potential that she might end up being a real liability for them. Who recruited her to run anyways? Maybe she will share a few things to save her own skin.

    It looks like from the Argus Leader website there was an video interview and presser today after charges were filed.

  79. Lynn 2014.06.04

    sorry correction it's the Dakotans With investments in Corruption/Cronyism blog :)

  80. mike from iowa 2014.06.04

    I sent this to Juanita Jeans Blog early and she ran with it.

  81. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Bosworth is a #1 topic around the country and she said Mike Rounds and Marty Jackley are both linked to the EB-5 scandal in her statement. Lol.

  82. Roger Cornelius 2014.06.04

    Where can we find her statement?

  83. grudznick 2014.06.04

    Mrs. S, she is a young lady who is very pretty and insaner than most and that plays very well on the TVs. This could be part of her plan to make a lot of money.

  84. CD 2014.06.04

    As people have pointed out, first, she makes sure to mention there was no criminal intent with the petitions and second, that Jackley has been on her for years. She is victimstancing already.

  85. Rorschach 2014.06.04

    I watched her video on the Argus website responding to the charges. These charges are the culmination of years of persecution of her by Marty Jackley. The petition signatures are all valid she says (even though she didn't actually witness them as the circulator). Marty Jackley makes her cry. He made her cry. The sheriff didn't even give her a chance to eat breakfast before calling her about the warrant this morning at 8:45. Why is everybody so mean to this lady who just wants to go back to treating her patients and running the PAC she announced yesterday? The writing is on the wall. This is a WAR against the sainted Dr. Bosworth and her children.

  86. Bree S. 2014.06.04

    Seriously Grudz, how many handlers does this chick have. And I'm tired of you telling me who's insane.

  87. rollin potter 2014.06.04

    Nick, you are absolutely right!!! Leave her alone!!!! If all these jack asses would sit in a court room for awhile they would see the biggest bunch of perjurors in the country get away with perjury in front of these same people who are complaining and supposedly holding up the law!!!!!

  88. Roger Cornelius 2014.06.04

    Thanks for the link Bree,

    She for forgot to blame Cory.

  89. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    Breakfast? 8:45? Usually by that time, I've eaten breakfast and punched out three of the blog posts in South Dakota. ;-)

  90. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    Steve, I agree that it is unfair to paint every Republican in the state with the Bosworth brush. She is a RINO. She has no ideology.

    However, this is why (as PNR points out) the Republican Party should have acted sooner to weed out her crimes. Bosworth tarnishes the brand and makes it easy for the national media to take potshots at Republicans in general. That's still unfair, but the GOP could have insulated itself from those unfair attacks by acting sooner.

  91. Rorschach 2014.06.04

    In the video she said at the end she's going to take her lawyer's advice and not talk about it. I wonder who her lawyer is now, because it can't be Joel Arends. You see, Joel Arends is a fact witness in this case. He's the one who notarized the allegedly perjured circulated signatures. He can't be her lawyer when he's a fact witness. Did she actually sign as circulator? Only Joel Arends and Annette Bosworth know that, and she can't be compelled to testify.

    That said, it must really burn her that she's presumably paying her lawyer and he's attending fundraisers for the guy who has been persecuting her and is now prosecuting her. Her long-time attorney seems to have divided loyalties. Maybe he's even giving Bosworth's money to Marty Jackley. She should ask her new lawyer about the advice of counsel defense. Arends knew she was in the Philippines when the pages were circulated since he was there too. If he advised her to go ahead and sign the petitions as circulator, it may be a legal excuse for her actions. And she could really throw Arends under the bus.

  92. Rorschach 2014.06.04

    They say 22.5" tire tracks are the new black. Arends would look very distinguished wearing them.

  93. Adam Feser 2014.06.04

    Glad to see you're still doing the work and having an impact.

  94. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.04

    Adam! Good to hear from you! Get your keester back into the blogosphere! We need reinforcements!

  95. Dave Baumeister 2014.06.04

    Here is why I believe we haven't heard anything from Arends. He will have to recuse himself as her attorney, because there is a HUGE CONFLICT OF INTEREST. If he isn't charged (and maybe he has that Republican heat shield, as so may conspiracy theorists claim), he would almost assuredly be named in a civil suit by Bozworth/Haber. They will have to sue someone to get the money to pay the fine on this one. Arends is the logical choice, as he acted as their attorney in all of this and, if I'm not mistaken, he made some pretty damning statements that they had broken no laws concerning the petitions. He is wide open for a major civil suit. I suppose his liability is reduced if they never paid him anything for his services, which may be the case! But then, who would represent them? Haber once told me that they had used several attorney's, but their choices had grown limited by the fact they owed them all so much money. I suppose Annette could get a public defender. Now, here is the second thing. What is Chad doing with all of this? He has to ask his Facebook followers what to do????? I'll bet he is perfectly content to let his wife take the fall for this. He has probably been telling her that nothing will come of this, and she shouldn't worry, and, of course, she believes it. Personally, I think she will have the full force of the law put into this one. If not, it green-lights anyone to mess around with the election/petition process. If I heard it right on the news, the penalty here is up to a $25,000 fine and two years in prison. I am pretty sure about the prison, but not as certain about the fine. If she only listened to me in June of 2013 when I told her bad things would come from this. At the very least, she is going to lose her medical license, won't she? I am not an expert on the subject, but I believe, at least in South Dakota, one can't have a medical license with a felony on her record. Someone, please correct me if I am wrong.

  96. Shane Gerlach 2014.06.04

    Dave-Class six is max 2 years and 4k. Class 5 is 5 years and 10k. I believe that 6 of the charges...the forgery ones are class 5. I may be mistaken. I know the perjury are class 6.
    So each can be tried individually for a total max of 42 years and 74k. (if 6 are indeed class 5 felonies)
    She won't get that much. No way...first time felon, she won't.
    I doubt the state will plea to a misdemeanor but they may drop some of the charges or run the sentences concurrently rather than consecutively. If run concurrently the largest sentence takes precedence.
    My guess is she will be found guilty of a felony but get a suspended imposition of sentence. That means she will have a parole agent, she will have to adhere to parole stipulations (including having a job, not moving, not leaving state, not voting, not having a gun, curfew, etc). With the suspended imposition if she completes the sentence successfully the felony will be expunged.
    If she is given just a suspended sentence (not suspended imposition) again she would not be run through the system but the felony would not drop off without a pardon after 7 years off parole.
    That is my guess. I do disagree with you about the fine. I think she will get hit hard in the pocket book.
    A felony is not an immediate loss of medical license in South Dakota, she still has to stand before the board and they must show probably cause to revoke.


  97. grainofsalt 2014.06.04

    wow, still not living in reality, is she. AG Jackley notices a pretty young doctor one day. This wonderful lady spends her life helping people. She does this because God told her to. The devil speaks to AG Jackley and tells him to Politically Persecute her. AG Jackley decides "What the hell, after all I have absolutely nothing else to do and it sounds amusing." Sound about right?

  98. DeeJay Beejer 2014.06.04

    Thanks, Shane. Salty one, yes, you nailed it. Her pleas of persecution are typical of any guilty person accused of anything. "Let's blame someone else!" Only she is blaming is the guy who is supposed to go after criminals for going after a criminal. Don't think that is going to work for her!

  99. Deb Geelsdottir 2014.06.05

    I want to offer Cory and all the Madizens a tremendous T H A N K
    Y O U ! ! ! ! You/we have all done wonderful work. It's powerfully encouraging to see the work of a group with no particular political power other than determination, make a clear difference in the politics of SD. I feel more hopeful about SD than I have in years.

  100. Conrad Longmore 2014.06.05

    Don't forget that she also solicited for and accepted donations from non US-residents (me!) as well as spamming - - although perjury is of course probably the bigger issue.

    I had to laugh at the video she made when launching her PAC and defining "career politicians" as people who used political campaigns to line their own pockets. Anyone else see the irony there?

  101. Troy 2014.06.05


    You said above the GOP could have insulated themselves by acting sooner? What could they (the party as an entity) have done? I assume you aren't inferring Jackley (in his capacity as AG is "the GOP").

  102. mike from iowa 2014.06.05

    Does anyone,living in the real world,expect Bosworth to live up to any agreements she makes to keep her fanny out of jail? Afterall,she is entirely innocent and is just being picked on because of her religion. This woman doesn't march to the beat of a different drummer. I'm guessing it is a nervous twitch that moves her.

  103. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.05

    Conrad, the violation you're speaking of would have to be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney, since that's Federal Election Commission rules. Of course, our state Attorney General has said he is cooperating with the U.S. Attorney. Conrad, perhaps you should send a note to AG Jackley and US Attorney Brendan Johnson.

  104. Lynn 2014.06.05

    Cory I don't know in the grand scheme of things if her watch is that big of a deal. E-bay shows used Rolex that I can see as close to the photo at $2000,$5000 and up. It could be another well respected lesser quality and certainly less expensive brand, A cheap brand or a fake.

  105. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.05

    Troy, I hear you suggesting that I'm suggesting the party as an entity interfere in the conduct of a primary to shut out a candidate, which of course is naughty. Perhaps I misspeak. Perhaps I should only refer to members of the Republican Party:

    --Instead of fronting for Bosworth, soft-pedaling criticism, publishing and promoting Chad's obvious lies about me (whatever happened to the SF Police who were supposed to be investigating my breaking and entering of Chad's locked desk?), and banning my comments, Pat Powers should have gotten on his investigative horse and ridden Bosworth hard.
    --Secretary of State Jason Gant should have taken his duties more seriously and responded immediately to all planks of my challenge instead of dealing with just one, punting a second to Jackley, and ignoring the third and fourth.
    --More Republicans should have taken the Lee Schoenbeck route and publicly dismissed her as a fraud.
    --More Republicans should have made her feel unwelcome at the Lincoln Day Dinners.
    --More Republicans should have told that 5.5% of their friends not to waste their vote on Annette (though I suppose there is just no getting through to some people).

    Am I advocating anything illegal or unethical, Troy?

  106. Nick Nemec 2014.06.05

    The Powers/powers that be in the South Dakota Republican Party were more than happy to have Annette on board to help split the anti-Rounds vote. The more the merrier was their motto on that accord. They also went out of their way to attack and denigrate Stace Nelson, an actual elected Republican who was widely seen as the candidate who was the biggest threat to the Rounds coronation.

  107. Doctor not Bricklayer 2014.06.05

    Wow, just watched the video of the "press conference" yesterday. That last minute or so after she finished her announcement was one of the most bizzare things I have ever seen. All of Annette in all her glory was on display at the end of the video, the Vogue pose while tossing her hair up to put on her lab coat, the condescending comments and sighs off camera as questions were being asked, and the declaration at the end that she was too busy and had "patients waiting", all with the pretty "look at me, I'm a Doctor" pose on the couch. Way over the top!

  108. Unbelievable 2014.06.05

    Pat Powers is now moderating comments about Bosworth and seemingly any comments critical of his actions or inaction regarding the travesty that has been the Bosworth "campaign."

    I say this as a regular commenter and someone who has generally supported SDWC.


    This is the 'unacceptable' comment:

    Winners: Cory Heidelberger, Steve Hickey, Vermillion Plain Talk Editor, Dave Lias and Greg Belfrage.

    Losers: All other media including this blog and the voters of SD.

    The Winners had enough courage to call her out and expose her for what she is. The rest were uncurious, uncourageous and thus did a disservice to every single South Dakotan during this campaign.

  109. Nick Nemec 2014.06.05

    Powers led the pack of the uncurious and uncourageous. But, in fairness, his mission was not to inform voters or expose corruption, but rather to help insure Mike Rounds won the primary. The best way to do that was denigrate Stace Nelson, who was widely perceived to be the biggest threat, and pump up all the other also rans to divide the anti-Rounds vote.

  110. Lynn 2014.06.05

    Unbelievable Bosworth was a useful tool and her performance went beyond what they expected in serving as a distraction during the campaign helping to get Rounds nominated. Just look throughout the election how DWC handled concerns for Bosworth. He played dumb while continuing to promote the sideshow. Who were the real players that recruited her?

    PP did exactly what he was paid to do.

  111. Troy 2014.06.05


    I was just confused on what you meant by the GOP should have done things earlier, more aggressively.

    As you know, I was in the camp of leaning to more/harder/earlier but also concerned about making her a martyr/cause celebrity and the perception the legal system was being used for political purpose. I vacillated throughout the Bosworth saga.

    All in all, with the benefit of hindsight, I wish a few (not a lot) had been more aggressive ala Hickey and Schoenbeck. They were perfect as they weren't formal leadership but people of standing making a statement. If anything was missing was admonishment from an old sage in the party. Jim Abdnor would have been perfect.

    I'm glad the official party played her down as I think that would have made her a martyr which would give the sage more life. Regarding Lincoln Day Dinners, I'm real cautious about exerting formal censorship lest it again create a martyr scenario. That said, if there ever was a case I could be convinced, it was this one except I think her pathology was such she'd use it to her advantage. The political life of Bosworth is over and thus of little interest to me on the blogs. We just have the Shakespearean and criminal story left to watch unfold.

    And, most importantly, out of respect to the need for the legal system to be separate from politics (perceived and actual), I'm most glad Jackley used the time to build what appears to be a solid case backed by written evidence (a lot of which you highlighted in your work) and testimony of people (which takes time and pounding of the pavement). A quick, rushed indictment may have at worst jeopardized the case and would have enhanced her cry she is a victim.

  112. Jim 2014.06.05

    So, she holds another sideshow press conference yesterday to tearfully lament her arrest and how she is being persecuted. (She kept a patient waiting for that?) And now she is holding another today to discuss her perjury charges? Annette, your attorney told you to shut up about it, and you would do well to take his/her advice. I know you love the camera and think the camera loves you back, but we in SD are not your facebook sheep and see through the ruse of a campaign. Don't treat us like the gullible out of states rubes that lap up your imaginary milk and honey. Take the time set aside for your presser and go meet with your attorney.

  113. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.06.05

    DoctorNB, those poses were deliberate. And keeping a patient waiting while holding a political press conference: that ought to be grounds for a complaint to the SDBMOE. Patient who saw Bosworth yesterday, would you care to comment publicly on your wait time?

  114. Lynn 2014.06.05

    Chad and Annette have a camera man hired to video post charges. It looks like intended audience is not even intended for those in South Dakota who know about them but her out of state, international Facebook worshipers that have absolutely no idea what is happening. Those out of state and international followers are their meal ticket playing the woman, Christian, Republican corruption & liberal silencing campaign while they encourage donating to their PAC.

  115. Douglas Wiken 2014.06.05

    Another question of a hypothetical nature--Had Bosworth won the primary, would Jackley have filed the charges?

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