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Constitution Party Praises South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

On its official Facebook page, the Constitution Party praised South Dakota’s Republican Governor Kristi Noem for a speech she gave on why she has not issued a shelter-in-place or stay-at-home order for the residents of South Dakota.  With the Coronavirus Pandemic ongoing, South Dakota is one of only eight states that has not yet issued such an order. … Read more ...

Draft Minutes for Libertarian Party National Committee South Dakota Ballot Access Conference Call 9/3/15 Release




Nick Sarwark called the meeting to order at 9:32 p.m. (all times Eastern).


Executive Committee members participating were: Nick Sarwark (Chair), Alicia Mattson (Secretary), Tim Hagan, (Treasurer), Sam Goldstein (At-Large), Jim Lark (Region 5), Bill Redpath (At-Large).… Read more ...

State Green Parties unite against the pipelines

Green Party press release via Green Party Watch:

From Green Party US:

p no kxl green partyWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States is calling for the defeat of proposed tar-sands pipelines when the U.S. Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday and opposes alternative plans, including “Energy East,” that would route Canadian oil into the U.S.… Read more ...

South Dakota Libertarian Convention 7/14/12 Invite

The following is an invite for everyone to join the 7/14/12 South Dakota Libertarian Convention

Everything here is at http://www.sodaklp.org/

You’re Invited!
to the
2012 SDLP Convention
in the Convention Room at
Pro’s Bar and Grill
912 N Dakota St
Vermillion, SD 57069
next to the Prairie Inn motel

Saturday, July 14 (please REPLY if you plan to come, so we have an idea)
FREE TO ATTEND! … Read more ...

Highest number of states with a ballot-qualified party besides Democrats and Republicans since 1918

Ballot Access News:

In the aftermath of the November 2010 election, 35 states plus the District of Columbia have at least one ballot-qualified party other than the Democratic and Republican Parties. This is the highest such number, immediately after a midterm election, for any election since 1918.

The 15 states without a ballot-qualified party (statewide), other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, are: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.… Read more ...

Students increasingly identify with alternative parties

Rob Nielsen in the Volante (University of South Dakota student voice) [excerpt]:

Two years ago, the College Libertarians formed. Last year the now disbanded Students Against the State organized.

And just this semester, the College Socialist have thrown their hat into the ring as well.

Richardson said the trend is part of a broader change in the political landscape of America linked to a disaffection with the two mainstream parties and the voting public’s tendency to lean Independent.… Read more ...

More states elected independents to state legislatures this year than in any previous year in at least sixty years

Ballot Access News reports:

Thanks very much to Morgan Daybell for helping me find instances at which independent legislators were elected or re-elected last week. It appears that independents were elected to state legislators in 2010 in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Vermont. We are still waiting to see if one was elected in Colorado.

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Constitution Party of South Dakota Holds State Convention

The Constitution Party of South Dakota recently finished it’s petitioning to get on the ballot and is now prepared to hold its state convention next Saturday.

The Constitution Party of South Dakota will hold their annual state convention on June 19 at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, 301 S.

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Ballot Access News: Libertarian Party National Registration Up 11% Since 2008; All Other Nationally-Organized Parties Decline

Ballot Access News:

New voter registration data for the 29 states (plus D.C.) that have registration by party shows that Libertarian registration has risen 11% since October 2008.

All other nationally-organized parties lost registrants. The number of registered voters in the 29 states (plus D.C.) that have registration by party declined since October 2008, because states purge their lists in between elections.… Read more ...

Independent announces run for Senate in South Dakota against lone major party candidate

Independent, and former Libertarian candidate, Kurt Evans will be running for Senate against Senator John Thune, a Republican.  The deadline has passed for South Dakota Democrats to put someone on the ballot, but the deadline for independents to get on the ballot is in June.

From ABC:

A former South Dakota teacher who has run unsuccessfully for the U.S.

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Independents elected to legislature in South Dakota, Maine, and Vermont

Posted at Ballot Access News

Blog posts in the last two days have covered cases in which independent candidates were elected on November 4 to state legislatures in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Also minor parties elected members in Vermont and Arkansas.

In addition, an independent was elected to the South Dakota State Senate, the first time that has happened since 1964.

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