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Blood Sport Justice?

The trial of Dr. Annette Bosworth has been postponed from next week to May 18. She faces 24 years in a South Dakota prison on 12 felony counts of election fraud and perjury, as well as the loss of her medical license if convicted on even one charge.

Pursuant to her run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican, Dr. Bosworth had gathered petitions, including at her office. When she traveled to the Philippines to care for those injured in a typhoon, folks back at her office continued to sign six petitions — 37 people in all, including her sister.

Dr BosworthWeeks later, the doctor signed an affidavit as the circulator of those petitions, stating that she witnessed each signature being affixed. Not true, but she did know each signer. Seems more of a mistake than a criminal act. Having garnered more than enough signatures to meet the requirement, she obviously wasn’t someone trying to cheat her way onto the ballot.

Still, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley pursues a case designed to crush not only her future in politics but also her career as a doctor.

For me, this story hits close to home. Seven years ago, a state AG launched a political war against two activists and me, the “Oklahoma 3.” Though eventually vindicated, it was scary.

The worst part? The impact on my wife and three daughters.

I know Annette is going through the same fright with her husband and three boys.

Putting Annette Bosworth, a caring doctor, a loving mother and a good, decent person, in prison — or ruining her medical career — serves only one purpose: to intimidate those people, like the doctor, who might dare step into the political arena against entrenched officials.

Politics in America isn’t supposed to be like this.

Let’s use the time between now and May 18 to help stop this injustice.*

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

Action: Help Dr. Bosworth Today!

By: Redactor


  1. Steve says:

    Paul Jacob noted that all 37 people were known by Annette Bosworth.

    For me the more pertinent point is that all 37 signatures were valid. All were voluntary. All were in support of the candidate.

    I would like to say that Annette Bosworth accepted responsibility for the validity of the signatures. If any of the 37 signatures had been bogus THEN hold her accountable for any fraud since she attested to their validity.

  2. JFB says:

    Agreed Steve. You are pointing out a principle long understood in the law of “No harm, no foul”.
    The harm here was her thought crime, challenging the authorities, and the destruction of her life and freedom smacks of the Satlinist gulags, except that it it most doubtful there will be any attempts at “re-education”.
    The prosecution would not have occurred if she had won the election

  3. Drik says:

    Mr Jackley has to run again in 2016. Wonder if the people of South Dakota will continue to want him to represent them?

  4. JATR4 says:

    Can’t blame this on the DUMBOCRATS. Jackley is a REPUBLIKOOK.

  5. Karen says:

    I posted the following on Jackley’s Facebook page. Attorney General Jackley, you should be embarrassed and ashamed that you and your office is pursuing action against Dr. Annette Bosworth. Not only have you killed her political career over 37 signatures (from people she knew) but you want to throw this Good Samaritan in prison?! Really?! This is power out of control. I intend to tweet and use every means in social media to out you for the bully you are. All the delightful photos you’ve posted on your page, doesn’t mask the unfair practices under the guise of “justice.” The appellation of politician suits you. Please reconsider your behavior and dismiss the charges against her, before you ruin her practice, her finances and ultimately her family. Will see how long before the administrator removes it. Since he is such an ass, I imagine it will be soon.

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