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It's Getting Nasty In South Dakota

Via Daschle v Thune:

At the McLaughlin Community Center on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, a Daschle operative (a male lawyer in his 50s) has taken over part of the election table and is interfering with the election workers’ duties in violation of SDCL 12-18-3, 9.1 (9.2 gives authority to have the person removed and arrested). The election worker feels intimidated by the Daschle operative and feels that the man is interfering with the process. When told this was illegal, he responded “F–k you, do something about it.” These sorts of reports are coming in regularly. It’s a nice summary of the Daschle campaign’s attitude toward the election process.

UPDATE: The auditor has just sent the sheriff out to the polling location.

Ugly stuff. I bet you don’t read or hear about this anywhere but the Blogosphere, or maybe Fox News. It’d be the lead story coast-to-coast if the offender was a Republican.

UPDATE: DvT reports the Daschle goon was forcibly removed from the polling place by a deputy, but similar “reports are coming in from all over the state.”