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Election News Roundup - 6.30.2022

South Dakota – Following the impeachment of AG Jason Ravnsborg, Governor Kristi Noem has selected Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo as the next state AG. Vargo, who was the lead prosecutor in Ravnsborg’s impeachment trial, will serve until the AG election later this year, in which former AG Marty Jackley will serve as the…

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Election News Roundup

District of Columbia – Brian Schwalb, partner-in-charge of the law firm Venable’s D.C. office, has emerged as the winner of the District’s Democratic primary election for AG. In a three-way race, Schwalb beat out attorneys Bruce V. Spiva and Ryan Jones. The race follows an earlier court ruling that another candidate, Kenyan McDuffie, was ineligible to run.

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South Dakota AG Ravnsborg Convicted, Impeached Following Crash

Following a trial in the state Senate, South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg has been convicted on two impeachment charges by vote of greater than 2/3 of the senators and will be automatically removed from office. The state’s Republican-controlled Senate convicted Ravnsborg, also a Republican, on charges of committing crimes leading to someone’s death and malfeasance…

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AG Election Roundup

South Carolina: Incumbent AG Alan Wilson has come out ahead in the state’s GOP primary, positioning him as the likely victor in the fall general election. Wilson, first elected in 2010, is currently in his third term in office. No Democrats have entered the race.

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