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Krebs Helps Prepare Voters For Their Ballots

The Secretary of State fielded questions involving several constitutional amendments and initiated measures that will appear on the ballots.

Libertarian VP Candidate Campaigns In Sioux Falls

The Presidential campaign trail made its way to South Dakota again Wednesday, this time on behalf of the Libertarian party. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld stopped in Sioux Falls for about an hour, stumping for his running mate Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico.

28K Absentee Ballots Requested So Far For November Election

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says that South Dakota voters have so far requested about 28,000 absentee ballots for the 2016 general election.

SD Politicians Speak Out On Trump's 2005 Comments

The backlash has sent shockwaves throughout the country.

A 2005 tape of presidential nominee Donald Trump making controversial comments about women.

Within hours, Governor Dennis Daugaard, Senator John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem, all republicans, took to twitter, posting against him.

But during a U.S. House debate today, Noem continued to show support for Trump.

Noem, Hawks Square Off In U.S. House Debate

Two candidates focusing on the issues instead of insults; i's not the kind of debate we're used to seeing lately, but that's what happened when the two women running for U.S. House squared off in Sioux Falls Monday. Republican Incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Paula Hawks spoke for about an hour in front of the Downtown Rotary.

Branstad Stands By Trump Despite "Offensive" Video Comments

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is standing by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump who's battling to rescue his campaign after the release of video in which he's heard bragging about how his fame allowed him to "do anything" to women.

Paul Ryan Says He Won't Defend Donald Trump

Hours after a contentious second presidential debate, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Republicans Monday he will not be defending Donald Trump or campaign with him for the next 30 days and instead will focus on down ballot races.

Groups Spar Over Contributions To Amendment Campaign

A nonprofit funding a ballot measure campaign to establish nonpartisan elections is denouncing allegations that the group ran afoul of state campaign finance law.

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