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South Dakota GOP under voter fraud investigation

Allegations of voter fraud in South Dakota have again resurfaced, this time centering on the state Republican party's efforts to register college students.

The state launched a criminal probe after learning that absentee ballots were notarized in an unusual fashion. The investigation is linked to workers for the state GOP, some of whom have resigned from the campaign.

U.S. Senate candidate John Thune is not involved. His nephew has been questioned for some of the absentee ballots he may have accepted but a state official said the nephew probably didn't violate any laws.

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State GOP staffers step down amid probe (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 10/12)
Six resign over absentee ballots (AP 10/12)

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