I voted a week or so ago at Tripp County Auditor's office. Nobody but me in the line that day at that time. Used my cheat sheet as indicated in a previous post, and I was done in no time. That did not stop me from visiting the Tripp County 4-H center where most people around here vote. There are other voter locations in the county since it is about 50 miles from north to south. I heard this morning a voter wondering why his location to vote had been changed with no notification. A township clerk said that the voter lists had been analyzed by a computer program and addresses were probably used to determine "correct" voting place. I don't know, but I do know that city and town addresses don't necessarily mean anybody lives in them. I don't know if this is a significant or nearly irrelevant problem however. My son voted this morning in Rapid City and found out that his voting district or precinct (not sure) had been changed.
Below are three images concerning voting here this morning. The street was lined with cars on both sides and an obvious sign was outside the 4-H center.
A little chilly, but sunny and now 40 mph wind or snowstorm as has been the case in some past elections.
A clerk at table for our vote said that about 20 people out of 100 or so had already voted at 9AM and she did not know how many people had already voted absentee.
I hope (probably certainly vainly) that South Dakota voters won't cast votes for Donald Trump just because he has an (R) after his name. I am not thrilled about Hillary Clinton and was initially interested in Trump, but he has demonstrated he does not have the temperament to be a good President. He and his supporters have just plain lied about Hillary and Democrats. He has whined about voting fraud that most likely hasn't existed and won't exist in this election either. When a candidate starts whining about rigged elections, I think it is fair to ask if his own attempts to rig elections is the reason he suspects others of attempting to rig elections. Hillary Clinton has more ethics in her little finger than trump has in his bigly hands.
Well however you voted, thanks for supporting democracy with your time and patience. And, no matter who you support, if you haven't voted yet, get your butt in gear. The weather is not a good excuse this year. Also even if both Presidential candidates turn you off, there are other important SD candidates and election issues which should not be ignored.
** Stay tuned and I guess we will likely know in a few hours how this long journey to an election has turned out--- Doug Wiken