Annette Bosworth lied on her 2014 Senate nominating petition but got out of felony perjury because Attorney General Marty Jackley prosecuted her under the wrong statute. To celebrate, Bosworth lies to the press:
A day after the Supreme Court’s decision – and after many calls and text messages of congratulations – Bosworth said still feels shaken by the ruling. She recounted how when she filed to run for the Senate, she was living in a trailer near downtown Sioux Falls, frustrated as a physician by the debate on health care [Christopher Vondracek, “One-Time Senate Candidate Dodges Perjury Convictions in South Dakota,” Courthouse News Service, 2017.07.21].
Bosworth filed her nominating petition with the South Dakota Secretary of State on March 25, 2014. She listed her principal residence address as 909 East 14th Street, Sioux Falls. That is the location of the Carmel Estates apartments.
Bosworth filed her campaign finance statement of organization with the Federal Election Commission on July 23, 2013. That form requires no residential address.
Bosworth discussed her RV habitation in this October 2013 KSOO interview:
Her husband and three children—ages 3, 6 and 9–lived in a 1993 RV on 12th Street in Sioux Falls for six months late last year and early this year.
…After finally moving out of the RV, then came one of the late Gov. Bill Janklow’s friends who was familiar with her situation who told her, she says, “Get out of the cheap seats. What you’re doing is what we need in this country. There’s an open Senate seat” [Todd Epp, “U.S. Senate Candidate Annette Bosworth Wants to Stop Dependency on Federal Government,” KSOO, 2013.10.22].
In 2013, Bosworth said she moved out of the RV in early 2013, then decided to run for Senate. Now she says she was still in the RV for several more months, until at least July.
Bosworth could never keep straight why her family had to live in an RV; now she can’t even keep straight when she lived in the RV.