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Former US Senate candidate Brian Bengs talks his constitutional amendment aimed at protecting measured passed by voters

Aberdeen resident and one time Democrat US Senate candidate in South Dakota Brian Bengs is not done trying to change South Dakota politics. Bengs was defeated in 2020 by incumbent Republican John Thune.

Now Bengs has authored a proposed amendment to the South Dakota constitution aimed at protecting initiated measures passed by voters. The amendment as he explains it would protect voter passed initiated measures for seven years. That means the legislature could not change or alter measures passed by the voters, unless they brought the changes back to said voters to see if those changes are accepted by the majority. This amendment as he has proposed it would not preclude changes due to legal challenges to voter passed initiated measures.

Bengs says this provision is a simple, elegant, single subject amendment…

Bengs says voters take the state’s motto of “Under God, the People Rule” seriously and know what they want when the vote for it…

Some have criticized the amendment as clumsy written or unnecessary. Bengs disagrees…

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In Touch 5/24/24

Patricia Kendall with the Dacotah Prairie Museum join us to talk about an upcoming exhibit and more…