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.
In Other Related News:
- Dusty Johnson Indicates He is "Open" to a Convention of States
- John Thune says COS is a good thing: John Thune Talks
- Lee Schoenbeck claims South Dakotan COS supporters have "Rocks in their Heads." Hear his insult here: Rocks in their Heads
- Mark Levin defends South Dakotan's: Listen here to Mark Levin
- Political Games Stop Convention of States in Pierre
We encourage everyone to vote, and will be asking for volunteers to help get out the vote over the next couple of weeks. If you have interest in making calls to help with this effort, please contact Deanna Becket at email@example.com
The South Dakota Primary is June 7 and early voting is OPEN NOW
While Convention of States does not endorse candidates, we ask that you take into consideration candidate's positions that align closest to your own. Take a look at current legislators score with Convention of States: Scorecard