Representative Steven Haugaard (R-10/Sioux Falls) is throwing his weight behind the seditious push of 27 Republican legislators to disenfranchise over 24 million voters in six states and steal the Presidential election for Donald Trump. The SDGOP spin blog reports that Rep. Haugaard is spending New Year’s recruiting legislators to co-sign his own missive to our members of Congress begging them to overturn Electoral College votes on the basis of unsupported claims of voter fraud and election fraud.
Haugaard offers no facts to support his fictions about “concerted actions to count fabricated votes.” He can’t even count the vote for Trump in South Dakota correctly:
There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the General Election, specifically as it pertains to the Presidential votes. South Dakota voters supported President Trump with over 63% of all votes cast. That prompts my letter to you today [Rep. Steven Haugaard, letter to South Dakota Congressional Delegation “In re: Vote Integrity,” 2020.12.31; posted by Dakota War College, 2021.01.01].
“Over 63% of all votes cast”? Haugaard is off by at least 1.23 percentage points:
According to the official 2020 election canvass, 261,043 South Dakotans voted for Donald Trump in 2020. Out of 422,609 total votes cast for President, Trump’s take is 61.77%, most certainly not more than 63%. To get Trump to the more than 63% of South Dakota’s vote that Haugaard claims, Haugaard would need to move more than 5,200 votes from the Democratic and/Libertarian columns to the Trumpublican column, or he’d have to stuff the ballot box with at least 14,174 new ballots for Trump
It appears the only evidence we have of anyone fabricating votes is Haugaard’s effort to inflate Trump’s vote total in South Dakota.