Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2008 South Dakota General Election

South Dakota

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US President & Vice President (South Dakota)
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Chuck Baldwin - REF
Darrell Castle - CON
Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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Bob Barr - L
Websitewww.bobbarr2008.com
Wayne Allen Root - L
Websitewww.rootforamerica.com/home/index.php
Ralph Nader - I
Websitewww.votenader.org
Matt Gonzalez - I
Websitewww.votenader.org/about/matt-gonzalez/
John McCain - R
Websitewww.johnmccain.com
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Sarah Palin - R
Websitewww.palinforgovernor.com/
US Senate
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Tim Johnson - D
Websitewww.timjohnson.com
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Joel D. Dykstra - R
Websitewww.joeldykstraforsenate.com
U.S. Representative
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Chris Lien - R
Websitewww.chrislienforcongress.com/default.aspx
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin - D
Websitewww.hersethforcongress.org/
South Dakota Senate
State Senator District 1
State Senator District 2
State Senator District 3
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Alan C. Hoerth
Al Novstrup - R
Websitewww.alnovstrup.com
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State Senator District 4
Jim Peterson - D
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=190
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State Senator District 5
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Nancy "Turbak" Berry - D
Al Koistinen - R
State Senator District 6
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Dorothy Kellogg - D
Art Fryslie - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/mem.htm
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State Senator District 7
State Senator District 8
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Scott Parsley - D
Websitewww.parsleyforsenate.com
Russell Olson - R
Websitewww.russellolson.com/
State Senator District 9
State Senator District 10
State Senator District 11
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D. Scott Bartlett - R
Nate Welch - D
Jason M. Gant - R
Websitewww.jasongant.com
State Senator District 12
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Sandy Jerstad - D
Websitewww.sandyjerstad.com
Hal G. Wick - R
State Senator District 13
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Scott N. Heidepriem - D
Websitewww.scottheidepriem.com
Phyllis M. Heineman - R
Websitewww.whyphyllis.com
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State Senator District 14
State Senator District 15
State Senator District 16
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Margaret V. Gillespie - D
Kenneth D. Albers - R
State Senator District 17
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Ben Nesselhuf - D
Websitebenforsouthdakota.com
Jerad Higman - R
State Senator District 18
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William Bill Kerr - D
Jean M. Hunhoff - R
State Senator District 19
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Frank J. Kloucek - D
D. E. "Gene" Cordes - R
State Senator District 20
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Todd L. Herseth - D
Mike Vehle - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=60
State Senator District 21
State Senator District 22
State Senator District 23
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Nicholas Nemec - D
Corey Brown - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=111
State Senator District 24
State Senator District 25
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Dan Ahlers - D
Websitesdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Legislators/MemberBills.aspx?Member=602
L. Paul Jensen - R
State Senator District 26
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Julie Bartling - D
Websitebartlingforsouthdakota.com
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John Koskan - R
State Senator District 27
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Theresa B. Two Bulls - D
Craig L. Hanrahan - R
State Senator District 28
State Senator District 29
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Nick Trask - R
Larry R. Rhoden - R
Websitewww.larryrhoden.com
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State Senator District 30
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Gordon R. Pederson - R
Gordon Howie - I
Websitegordonhowieforsenate.com
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State Senator District 31
State Senator District 32
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Tom M. Katus - D
Websitewww.tomkatus.com/
Elli Schwiesow - I
Websitewww.elliforsenate.com
Stanford M. Adelstein - R
State Senator District 33
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Dennis W. Finch - D
Dennis Schmidt - R
Websitewww.dennisschmidtforsenate.com/
State Senator District 34
State Senator District 35
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Theresa Spry - D
Websitewww.womenrun.org/ocean/host.php?page=6.html&T=
Jeffrey Haverly - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2006/mbrdt477.htm
South Dakota House
State Representative District 1
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Susan Wismer - D
Jason Frerichs - D
Websitejasonfrerichs.com
Lucas Lentsch - R
Ron Olson - R
Franklin Nelson De Padilla - D
State Representative District 2
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H. Paul Dennert - D
Elaine M. Elliott - D
Wayne Greenfield - R
Daniel Kaiser - R
Websitekaiserforhouse.com
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State Representative District 3
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Mark Remily - D
Dennis A. Feickert - D
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=118
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David Novstrup - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=9
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Isaac Latterell - R
Websitewww.isaaclatterell.com
State Representative District 4
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Steve Street - D
James E. Gilkerson - R
Websitewww.jimgilkerson.com
Val Rausch - R
State Representative District 5
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Jean A. Peterson - D
Jaunita Lentz - D
Roger Solum - R
Bob Faehn - R
State Representative District 6
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Dennis E. Nemmers - D
Kristi Noem - R
Websitewww.kristiforcongress.com
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Brock L. Greenfield - R
State Representative District 7
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Abigail Howell - D
Steve Binkley - D
Larry J. Tidemann - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=22
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Carol A. Pitts - R
Websiteegis.state.sd.us/historical/Index.aspx?FuseAction=Detail&MemberID=3702
State Representative District 8
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Gerald F. Lange - D
Mitch Fargen - D
Jerry Johnson - R
Patricia K. Stricherz - R
State Representative District 9
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Richard A. Engels - D
Holly Boltjes-Johnson - D
Deb Peters - R
Websitewww.debpeters.com
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State Representative District 10
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Robert F. Swanhorst - D
Mary Ann Giebink - D
Shantel Krebs - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=31
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Roger Hunt - R
State Representative District 11
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Darrell D. Solberg - D
Websitedarrellsolberg.com
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Mark K. Willadsen - R
Todd Schlekeway - R
State Representative District 12
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Paula L. Johnson - D
Gregory Kniffen - D
R. Blake Curd - R
Manny Steele - R
State Representative District 13
State Representative District 14
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Marc S. Feinstein - D
Jacey Harmon - D
R. Shawn Tornow - R
Joni Clark Cutler - R
State Representative District 15
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Patrick A. Kirschman - D
Martha Vanderlinde - D
Tamera "Tammy" Weis - R
Websitewww.VoteTammyWeis.com
State Representative District 16
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Janelle M. Oconnor - D
Brian L. Wells - D
Jim Bolin - R
Websitewww.votebolin.com
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Dan Lederman - R
Websitedanlederman.org
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State Representative District 17
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John J. Reedy - D
Eldon E. Nygaard - D
Jamie Boomgarden - R
State Representative District 18
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Garry A. Moore - D
Bernie Hunhoff - D
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=130
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Daniel L. Rupiper - R
Nick G. Moser - R
State Representative District 19
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Travis Lape - D
Glennis D. "Glenny" Stern - D
Richard M. Hall - I
J.E. "Jim" Putnam - R
State Representative District 20
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Tony J. Sieler - D
David B. Mitchell - D
Noel Hamiel - R
Lance A. Carson - R
State Representative District 21
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David Reis - D
Diane L. Kastner - D
Websitewww.womenrun.org/ocean/host.php?page=15.html&T=
Kent Juhnke - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2003/mbrdt244.htm
Thomas J. Deadrick - R
State Representative District 22
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Peggy Gibson - D
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=134
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Quinten L. Burg - D
Joshua R. Haeder - R
Cliff Hadley - R
State Representative District 23
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Leonard M. Linde - D
Orland Geigle - D
Wayne E. Schmidt - CON
Justin R. Cronin - R
Charles B. Hoffman - R
State Representative District 24
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Jodi R. Owen - D
Ann Eichinger - D
Ed W. Olson - R
Tim Rounds - R
State Representative District 25
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Oran A. Sorenson - D
Dennis Vanoverschelde - D
Timothy A. Rave - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=76
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Patrick Ellison - R
State Representative District 26A
State Representative District 26B
State Representative District 27
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Ed Iron Cloud, III - D
Kevin Killer - D
Mark Devries - R
Dawn M. Rasmussen - R
State Representative District 29
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Fred Mcpherson - D
Pam Chalkley - D
Thomas J. Brunner - R
Dean Wink - R
Websitelegis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=141
State Representative District 30
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Jacqueline Gerenz - D
David Melmer - D
Lance S. Russell - R
Mike Verchio - R
Websitelegis.sd.gov/Legislators/Legislators/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=461&Session=2015
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State Representative District 31
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Kevin W. Odea - D
Fred W. Romkema - R
Websitelegis.sd.gov/Legislators/Legislators/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=463&Session=2015
Charles M. Turbiville - R
State Representative District 32
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Eric Abrahamson - D
Bethany Wojahn - D
Brian Gosch - R
Websitelegis.sd.gov/Legislators/Legislators/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=334&Session=2015
Brian Dreyer - R
State Representative District 33
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Kimberly Henderson - D
Jeff Nelsen - D
Phil Jensen - R
Websitewww.philjensen.org
Jacqueline Sly - R
Websitejacquelinesly.info
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State Representative District 34
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Lisa F. Cook - D
Johanna M. Blume - D
Ed Mclaughlin - R
David Lust - R
State Representative District 35
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Fern Y. Johnson - D
Curtis R. Marquardt - D
Mark Kirkeby - R
State Representative District 28A
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Richard Zacher - D
Dean Schrempp - D
Everett Hunt - R
Ira A. Blue Coat - I
Manny C. Iron Hawk - I
State Representative District 28B
Betty Olson - R
Websitelegis.sd.gov/Legislators/Legislators/MemberDetail.aspx?Member=439&Session=2015
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Constitutional Amendment G - An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution, to repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session.
The Constitution fixes the mileage reimbursement rate for legislators at five cents per mile for their travel to and from a legislative session. Constitutional Amendment G would repeal this constitutional limitation. A vote "Yes" will change the Constitution. A vote "No" will leave the Constitution as it is.
Constitutional Amendment H - An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution, to repeal certain provisions relating to corporations.
The Constitution limits "corporations" to business entities with powers or privileges not possessed by individuals or partnerships. The Constitution also requires the payment of money, property or labor for issuance of corporate stock and bonds; prohibits the increase of corporate stock and debt without consent of stockholders holding a larger value of stock first obtained; and protects cumulative voting rights of stockholders. Constitutional Amendment H would repeal the above provisions and permit a 2008 Legislative Session bill (HB 1139) to become law. The new law would allow a corporation to restrict cumulative voting and to issue corporate stock for any consideration determined to be adequate by its board of directors. A vote "Yes" will change the Constitution. A vote "No" will leave the Constitution as it is.
Constitutional Amendment I - An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution, to provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year.
The Constitution limits the length of regular legislative sessions held during odd-numbered years to no more than forty legislative days, and those held during even-numbered years to no more than thirty-five legislative days. Constitutional Amendment I would set all regular legislative sessions at a maximum of forty legislative days. A vote "Yes" will change the Constitution. A vote "No" will leave the Constitution as it is.
Constitutional Amendment J - An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution, to eliminate term limits for legislators.
The Constitution establishes term limits for legislators. No legislator may serve in the state house of representatives or the state senate for more than four consecutive terms, or a total of eight consecutive years. Constitutional Amendment J would repeal legislator term limits.A vote "Yes" will change the Constitution.A vote "No" will leave the Constitution as it is.
Measure 9 - An Initiative to make certain securities practices and transactions unlawful.
State and federal law regulates the purchase and sale of stocks and other securities. A common "stock market" transaction is a "short sale" where, for example, an investor who believes a publicly traded stock is over-priced will borrow that stock from an owner, sell the borrowed stock, and repurchase the stock later at a lower price to repay the loan, thereby making money if the price has fallen. If the price goes up, the investor must repurchase the stock at the higher price to repay the loan, and will lose money. Measure 9 would prohibit short sales. State law currently does not regulate the time frame for the delivery of securities upon sale. Measure 9 would prohibit anyone from routinely taking longer than three business days to deliver securities they have sold. If adopted, Measure 9 will likely be challenged in court and may be declared to be preempted by federal law and the United States Constitution. A vote "Yes" will adopt the proposed law. A vote "No" will reject the proposed law.
Measure 10 - An Initiative to prohibit tax revenues from being used for lobbying or campaigning, to prohibit governmental bodies from lobbying, to prohibit government contractors from making campaign contributions, to prohibit government contracts when the contractor employs a legislator or legislative staff member, and to require contracts with governmental bodies to be published.
State law prohibits the acceptance of campaign contributions from all government and tribal entities, expenditure of public funds to support or oppose ballot measures, and certain state and county contracts which financially benefit legislators. Measure 10 would prohibit state and local governments, their officers, employees, independent contractors, consultants and candidates, from using government revenues or resources for campaigning or lobbying. Some communications and appearances before legislators and public bodies are exempted. It would prohibit persons who employ legislators or recent legislators from obtaining government contracts. It would prohibit, until two years after contract termination: some public officers, candidates and their agents from soliciting, accepting or directing contributions from some holders of competitively bid government contracts and their family members; and no-bid government contract holders, their officers, employees, agents, vendors and family members from making contributions to, or independent expenditures for, all candidate campaigns. The Secretary of State would be required to summarize government contracts over $500 on its website. If approved, all or part of Measure 10 will likely be challenged in court and may be declared to be in violation of the United States Constitution. If so, the State may be required to pay attorney fees and costs. A vote "Yes" will adopt the proposed law. A vote "No" will reject the proposed law.
Measure 11 - An Initiative to prohibit abortions except in cases where the mother's life or health is at a substantial and irreversible risk, and in cases of reported rape and incest.
Currently a woman may obtain an abortion during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. Beyond 24 weeks, abortions may be performed only if necessary to preserve the life or health of the woman. Measure 11 would prohibit all abortions performed by medical procedures or substances administered to terminate a pregnancy, except for: abortions medically necessary to prevent death or the serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily organ or system of the woman; and abortions to terminate a pregnancy of less than 20 weeks resulting from rape or incest reported to law enforcement. When an abortion is performed as a result of reported rape or incest, the woman must consent to biological sampling from herself and the embryo or fetus for DNA testing by law enforcement. Measure 11 would allow the provision of contraception substances prior to the time pregnancy can be determined by conventional medical testing, or assistance in obtaining abortions in states where the procedure is legal. If approved, Measure 11 will likely be challenged in court and may be declared to be in violation of the United States Constitution. The State may be required to pay attorneys fees and costs. A vote "Yes" will adopt the proposed law. A vote "No" will reject the proposed law.
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