Grant County has elected a new Treasurer. Karla DeVaal, who received 56 percent of the votes, defeated the incumbent Raynelle Mueller. Mueller received 44 percent of the votes.
South Dakota will cast its three electoral votes for Republican candidate Donald J, Trump. Early morning results showed Trump garnering 64 percent of the votes; Democrat Joe Biden had 33 percent, and Libertarian Jo Jorgensen earned 3 percent.
Mike Rounds was reelected to the United States Senate by collecting 68 percent of the votes. His opponent,Dan Ahlers, polled 32 percent. Dusty Johnson will return to the United States House of Representatives for South Dakota. He defeated Randy “Uriah Luallin, a Libertarian. Johnson polled 82 percent to Luallin’s 18 percent.
Gary Hanson was elected to the position of Public Utilities Commissioner for South Dakota. He received 69 percent of the ballots cast. His opponents, Libertarian Devin Saxon and Democrat Remi W. B. Bald Eagle, received 5 and 25 percent respectively.
John Wiik, with 83 percent of the vote, defeated Libertarian Daryl Root to serve in the South Dakota Senate. Root earned 17 percent of the votes.
Voters in District 4 will be represented in the state house by Republican Fred Deutsch, who took 44 percent of the vote, and Republican John Mills, who took 35 percent. Becky Holtquist, a Democrat, polled 21 percent.
Justice Steven Jensen was given a vote of confidence by 82 percent of voters, and will retain his seat on the South Dakota Supreme Court.
With 622 of 693 precincts being counted as of this morning, voters ushered in a measure and two amendments to the South Dakota Constitution. The measure, which was passed by 69 percent of voters, legalizes marijuana for medical use. Amendment A allows for the legalization, regulation, and taxing of marijuana and requires the legislature to pass laws regarding hemp and laws ensuring access to marijuana for medical use. Amendment A passed by a vote of 59 percent to 41 percent. Amendment B, which allows sports wagering in Deadwood, was passed by 58 percent of South Dakotans.