Pierre, SD (KELO-AM) Former Republican U-S Senate Candidate, Annette Bosworth has been charged with election law violations.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says Bosworth and former Independent Senate Candidate, Clayton Walker, have both been charged with perjury and of filing false documents related to their nominating petitions.
Jackley says the election complaints involve conduct that is 'serious, deliberate, and must be addressed in order to preserve the integrity of our elections'.
The charges are Class 6 felonies, each punishable by a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment and/or a $4,000 fine.
Jackley says the next step is a hearing June 23 in Hughes County where the election complaints were filed.
During her losing primary campaign, Bosworth of Sioux Falls, was dogged by accusations that she signed off on petitions while she was actually in the Philippines.
Walker from Black Hawk, South Dakota, had nearly half of his nominating petitions for the November ballot tossed out by the Secretary of State, and he was removed from the ballot.