South Dakota could join the vast majority of states with post-election ballot audits
Issue divides county auditors, while some say it doesn't go far enough
PIERRE – South Dakota lawmakers hope to quell concerns about the integrity of the state’s elections with a bill that would establish post-election ballot audits.
That bill passed the full Senate Monday. But it also faces competing legislation in the House and calls from some that it doesn’t go far enough.
“I first want to say, I believe our elections in South Dakota are safe and secure,” Sen. David Wheeler said when introducing the bill on the Senate floor Monday.