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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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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

In the Nebraska Republican AG primary, Mike Hilgers outpolled Jennifer Hicks 67.1% to 32.9%. As the state has no Democrat AG candidates, Hilgers is the presumptive next AG of the state. Hilgers is an attorney with a private practice in Lincoln, has served in Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature for the past six years, and is now Speaker.

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South Dakota AG Impeached

South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg was impeached by the South Dakota House of Representatives on April 12, by a 36-31 vote. Tuesday’s bipartisan vote included eight Democrats and 28 Republicans. This is reportedly the first impeachment of an official in South Dakota history. Ravnsborg’s impeachment, which stems from a fatal accident in September 2020 in…

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