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Haugaard Fabricates Thousands of Votes for Trump

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].

Rep. Steven Haugaard, excerpt from letter to South Dakota Congressional Delegation "In re: Vote Integrity," 2020.12.31; posted by Dakota War College, 2021.01.01.
Rep. Steven Haugaard, excerpt from 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:

South Dakota 2020 Presidential election results, South Dakota Secretary of State,, screen cap 2021.01.02.
South Dakota 2020 Presidential election results, South Dakota Secretary of State,, screen cap 2021.01.02.

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.


  1. jerry 2021-01-02 12:06

    Haugaard is the (R)Louie Gohmert of the north. Racist alike, sound alike, act alike, hell, they even look alike. They say that some go mental when they survive the Covid, the Hag was already there.

  2. chris 2021-01-02 12:22

    if this Sodak insurrection continues in a new administration, I’m all for decommissioning Ellsworth air base. Let Qristi find a new source of revenue for her Qonfederacy.

  3. Mark Anderson 2021-01-02 12:47

    Apparently Covid affects the mind.

  4. Yeabut 2021-01-02 17:13

    Tell a fictional story often enough and people will believe it to be true.

    If you haven’t seen a great satire of the election from Saturday Night Live, google: SNL sportsmax

  5. mike Livingston 2021-01-02 18:00

    Trumpaholics are jonesing for massive doses of lie serum.

  6. Moses6 2021-01-02 18:15

    Lets recount all the presidential votes again in South Dakota and Make Haugaard happy.

  7. Bill 2021-01-03 07:27

    If the Democrats were so smart as to be able to mastermind and pull off an election fraud in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania I think they have clearly demonstrated superior ability to run this nation.

  8. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-01-03 08:28

    Indeed, Bill, and to have left no reliable evidence behind? Amazing!

    The fact that we could convince the Republican Secretary of State and Republican Governor of Georgia to go along with our plot demonstrates our superior ability to work across the aisle.

  9. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-01-03 08:29

    Joe, those in attendance included a couple of self-proclaimed “Proud Boys” and Speaker Haugaard. That smell in Terrace Park isn’t just urine behind the bandshell; it’s racism.

  10. jerry 2021-01-03 09:46

    “Steal the Vote” was for Amendment A here in South Dakota. I was a proud boy to have voted for legalizing pot as were the majority of voters.

  11. John 2021-01-03 12:47

    More high crimes and misdemeanors from the liar in chief, his chief of staff Mark Meadows, and newbie attorney Cleta Mitchell – as a recorded call reveals they plead with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to change the results of the presidential election in Georgia offering conspiracy theories without facts.
    Hear the recording:

    The crooks need be tried in state court beyond the reach of a federal pardon.

  12. robin friday 2021-01-03 14:28

    I’ve not been one to holler “go in there and arrest him for treason and don’t forget the handcuffs”, I guess because I think of the consequences to the nation. But I’m getting there.

  13. mike from iowa 2021-01-03 15:55

    It takes years of appeals to set innocent POC free from malicious and wrongful prosecutions, some may never be free, but it takes a few words from an idiot like drumpf to set legally convicted, white collar criminal friends free forever. Where is then equal protection there for POC?

  14. bearcreekbat 2021-01-03 16:25

    I agree with Robin about chants to arrest Trump for treason or any other crime. I am still bothered by Trumpists chanting “Lock Her Up” and recognize the distressing possibility that my distain for Trump could lead me to engage in such abhorrant behavior. So far I have been able to resist the temptation despite almost overpowering provocation.

    But for either Hillary or Trump I firmly believe that if, in fact, a grand jury finds probable cause that either commited a crime, then the “the good of the country” requires proceeding with appropriate criminal charges, subject in all cases to all the Constitutional protections encompassed by the Bill of Rights for anyone accused by the government of a crime.

  15. mike from iowa 2021-01-03 16:31

    Wingnuts feign abhorrence at drump’s taped attempts to steal election now, when a year ago they couldn’t/wouldn’t hear of looking at or listening to drumpf’s attempts to bribe Ukraine Prez in an attempt to help drumpf steal the upcoming election.

  16. robin friday 2021-01-03 16:41

    bcb, the difference for me is Hillary didn’t do anything, so the chants were empty and specious and fallacious and they all knew it. This tape from WaPo is full of treason pouring from the mouth and the black heart of our president. It’s the Watergate tapes all over again. Still, the time is too short, and the will of the Republicans too untruthful and obstructive. And the will of the Democrats? Where is it?

  17. robin friday 2021-01-03 16:53

    I agree that if we do nothing to hold our president accountable for the treason of subversion of a legitimate democratic election, we are lost. I won’t say we deserve what we get, because we don’t deserve any of what we’ve had from four years of Trump, but I will say we are not doing what we need to do, or being who we need to be if we do not.

  18. bearcreekbat 2021-01-03 17:35

    Robin, I am listening to the tape as I write this and it is stunning. If I didn’t know better I would think I am hearing satire from Monty Python or National Lampoon or the Onion. And if this wasn’t the current President of US I would think it is actually funny, but it is not.

    As best I can tell, however, treason doesn’t include “subversion of a legitimate democratic election.”

    18 U.S. Code § 2381 sets out the required elements for a treason charge, and it seems to require actions involving actual war:

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason . . . .

    There seems to be a lot of evidence of other criminal offenses involving Trump, but treason doesn’t seem to be an accurate charge.

  19. robin friday 2021-01-03 18:02

    yes, I know the feeling, bcb. I want to laugh every time I think WaPo actually got a tape of this sleaze of a president actually leaning hard on an election official for AN HOUR to falsify results and “find” another ~12,000 votes for him that don’t exist and never did. But it’s too sad for USA, my gut won’t let me laugh. But ok, if not treason then hopefully there’s some equally crippling charge which fits. Where’s John Dean with his “cancer on the presidency” when we need him?

  20. robin friday 2021-01-03 18:12

    But the wing nuts including Trey Gowdy and Jim Jordan and Mike Pompeo were only too ready to claim treason against HRC for “letting” four people die at Benghazi even though she had nothing to do with it, and for “allowing” the ambassador’s body to be dragged through the streets, which never happened either.

    If not treason, then WHAT?

  21. robin friday 2021-01-03 18:30

    According to Prof. Laurence Tribe, Trumper is now suing over the leaked tape. Are we a third-world country yet? Or does that require elimination of enemies rather than courtrooms?

  22. robin friday 2021-01-03 18:37

    Today was in an historic day. Donald Trump finally proved there was voter fraud. By him.

    Albert Brooks on Twitter

  23. grudznick 2021-01-03 18:42

    It is only a few more weeks, Ms. Friday. Then people will ignore him more.

  24. leslie 2021-01-03 20:16

    Fabulous new format Cory. Very efficient! Much appreciated.

    “SAA staff confronted
    and another member about not wearing masks on the floor and there’s some commotion on the GOP side of the aisle over this. They’ve still put the masks on but they’ve not been forced out of the chamber.”

    *Congresswoman for Georgia’s 14th CD, Christian, Wife, Mom, Small Business Owner, Proud American, 100% Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Trump

    Republican House idiots and criminals.

  25. leslie 2021-01-03 20:21

    “either Hillary or Trump”

    Bear: both sides-ism?

  26. robin friday 2021-01-03 21:44

    I’m having short-timer nightmares, grudzie. You know how soldiers get scared, nervous, anxious when they only have a short time left before they’re shipped out? Sets a feller’s head to spinnin’. Talk of war on Iran, pandemic surging out of control, Crazy Ted Cruz promising disruption of electoral process, off-the-wall president, half dozen other things could happen, ya know?

  27. bearcreekbat 2021-01-04 01:08

    leslie, “both-sides-ism” as to potential wrongdoing by HRC and DJT was not my intent, as I have not seen any credible publicized evidence that might justify any sort of probable cause finding of an identifiable crime by HRC (or as Robin accurately stated “Hillary didn’t do anything”), while the exact opposite appears to be the case with DJT.

    But “both-sides-ism,” however, still is a desirable goal for treating everyone under the law – you know what I mean, equal treatment, equal justice and equal protection for all. Unfortunately this has always been, and still clearly is, more of an ideal rather than a reality.

  28. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-01-04 07:03

    BCB, I appreciate that distinction between lazy both-sides-ism and rigorous legal and philosophical consistency. As you and Robin note, the difference here hinges on the fact that Trump, Haugaard, and the Proud Boys Haugaard rallied with in Sioux Falls Saturday are lying to us, fabricating tales of election fraud to thinly cloak their own effort to steal an election.

  29. mike from iowa 2021-01-08 13:31

    Speaking of lawyering, drumpf goonbot Sidney Powell was handed a 1.3 billion lawsuit by Dominion for her deeds and actions against Dominion election equipment. Hope she saved her pennies since time began.

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