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Noem, Thune, Johnson win their reelection bids, South Dakotans approve Medicaid expansion and vote down recreational marijuana | Nov 09

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Each day, SDPB brings you statewide news coverage. We then compile those stories into a daily podcast.

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On today's update...

Republican Governor Kristi Noem will get a second term in Pierre. The incumbent outlasted a challenger to her seat from a Democratic House lawmaker.

Republican Senator John Thune is securing a fourth term in the United States Senate. The win is historic, but Thune says there’s a lot of work ahead.

South Dakota’s lone representative will return to Washington D.C. Republican Dusty Johnson was elected to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

With election skepticism high and questions asked about the integrity of voting machines, some are looking to go back to tallying votes by hand. Just how practical is this proposal though? SDPB’s C.J. Keene spent election night in Tripp County to find out.

A candidate for South Dakota legislature charged with exposing a minor to sexual grooming behavior has lost his bid for office.

South Dakota state Democrats lost a seat in the House, but gained a seat in the Senate. Democrats will have seven seats in the house and four in the Senate. That’s pending any changes from possible recounts.

Voter turnout in South Dakota is down compared to the 2018 midterm election, though final numbers ended up being close to the historical average.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.