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Published in Blog on May 23, 2022 by South Dakota Convention of States

KELO released a news article Monday, 5/23/22 which included fake news related to the Convention of States movement in South Dakota. Thanks to you, and your efforts, the reporter corrected much of the incorrect information: Click here for updated article

Here is the original article Reproduced here: 

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — A national group pushing for a U.S. constitutional convention has spent quite a bit this spring trying to replace a handful of South Dakota Republican legislators.

Convention of States has filed independent expenditure reports opposing the re-election of incumbent senators Lee Schoenbeck of Watertown, Mary Duvall of Pierre and David Johnson of Rapid City, as well as Representative Tim Reed of Brookings, who’s running for the Senate.

The Houston, Texas-based organization is supporting instead their opponents in the June 7 Republican primary elections: Colin Alan Paulsen of Watertown, Jim Mehlhaff of Pierre, Janet Jensen of Rapid City and Julie Erickson of Brookings.

House Joint Resolution 5001 calling for South Dakota to join the list of states that officially support holding a U.S. constitutional convention passed the House of Representatives 39-30 this year, with Reed voting against it.

When the resolution crossed to the Senate for a second committee hearing, Schoenbeck and Duvall voted against it. They and Johnson then voted against it during a failed attempt to force it onto the Senate debate calendar.

Duvall, Johnson and Reed voted against similar resolutions in past years. Schoenbeck is Senate president pro tem, the chamber’s top member.

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