Bob Mercer has more information on the SDGOP Incumbent protection Senate Bill 69:
Here’s the sponsor line from Senate Bill 69: “The Committee on State Affairs at the request of the State Board of Elections.” That’s not exactly true. SB 69 came from new Secretary of State Shantel Krebs, who took the ideas that wound up in the original version of the bill to the state board several times, first on Dec. 17 before she officially was in office, and again Jan. 5, the day she began by taking her oath.
After detailing how the bill proceeded through the legislature, Mercer concluded with this:
Some of the bill’s critics are calling for Gov. Dennis Daugaard to veto SB 69. If he does, he might be in for an override. Republicans in both chambers had enough ayes on final passage to meet the two-thirds majorities needed to negate a veto. This is a mushy mess without an easy fix. Don’t be surprised if the State Board of Elections thinks hard before allowing its name on any future piece of legislation for years to come.
This is a SDGOP Establishment bill to further establishment the liberals of the party as the power brokers of this state. It also restricts ballot access for Independents, which may be the only avenue for true conservatives as the SDGOP is Fabian (frog in hot water) Neo-Fascist left and the South Dakota Democrats are hard core revolutionary Neo-Marxist left.