What’s happening in South Dakota

  • Donald Trump beat Joe Biden in South Dakota by more than 25 percentage points in 2020.
  • Republicans currently hold both US Senate seats, the at-large US House seat and the governorship in South Dakota.
  • The state leans heavily Republican but has produced national Democratic figures over the years such as former US Senate leader Tom Daschle and 1972 presidential nominee George McGovern.

South Dakota primary results

Governor: South Dakota Primary Results (R)

Candidate(s) % Votes
Haugaard %
Noem Incumbent %

Senate: South Dakota Primary Results (R)

Candidate(s) % Votes
Mowry %
Thune Incumbent %
Whalen %

Key dates

Primary election: June 7
Runoff election: August 16
General election: November 8

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