Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Decorum Forum founder remaindered in Rapid City runoff

Update, 25 June, 0522 MDT: never mind. After this post Sanborn blew off the recount: Rapid City Journal.

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Michael Sanborn has requested a recount in Rapid City's Ward 3 runoff election that kept incumbent Jerry Wright on the City Council.
According to Pennington County Auditor Julie Pearson, the recount cannot take place until the votes have been canvassed, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30. [KOTA teevee]
Sanborn began The Decorum Forum in 2009 which enjoyed a significant following for several years. He is a Republican and is responsible for some of the most sexist and misogynistic Deadwood and Sturgis Rally billboards littering I-90.

Other local notables, Bill Fleming, a Democrat and Bob Newland, a Libertarian have been authors there.
A marijuana legalization activist from South Dakota has filed paperwork for two ballot initiatives to ban alcohol and tobacco to make state policies “consistent” with marijuana penalties Bob Newland, of the group Consistent South Dakota, filed the two initiatives with the secretary of state’s office earlier this year, and last week Attorney General Marty Jackley’s office released explanations of the measures as required by law.
Read that here.

Speaking of runoff: Rapid City is getting pounded by climate disruptions as the state's climate denier GOP governor prepares another federal disaster request.

Hey, Governor Daugaard: it's time for you to pardon Bob Newland.

As the map shows, more than 30% of adults in North Dakota and South Dakota admitted to binge drinking during the previous month. Those in surrounding states had high rates of binge drinking, as well.
Read that here.


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