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State senate upholds impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg

The South Dakota State Senate Tuesday upheld both articles of impeachment against Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, removing him from office. Article 1 or crimes committed causing the death of Joe Boever was upheld by the absolute minimum 24-9.
 

Yes votes on first article:

Jim Bolin (R-Canton)
Bryan Breitling (R-Miller)
Gary Cammack (R-Union Center)
Jessica Castleberry (R-Rapid City) 
Casey Crabtree (R-Madison)
Blake Curd (R-Sioux Falls)
Michael Diedrich (R-Rapid City)
Helene Duhamel (R-Rapid City)
Mary Duvall (R-Pierre)
Troy Heinert (D-Mission)
Jean Hunhoff (R-Yankton) 
David Johnson (R-Rapid City)
Reynold Nesiba (D-Sioux Falls)
Herman Otten (R-Lennox) 
Michael Rohl (R-Aberdeen) 
Lee Schoenbeck (R-Watertown)
Kyle Schoenfish (R-Scotland)
V.J. Smith (R-Brookings)
Jim Stalzer (R-Sioux Falls)
Maggie Sutton (R-Sioux Falls) 
Erin Tobin (R-Winner)
David Wheeler (R-Huron) 
John Wiik (R-Big Stone City)
Larry Zikmund (R-Sioux Falls)


No votes on first article 

Brock Greenfield (R-Clark)
Tim Johns (R-Lead)
Joshua Klumb (R-Mitchell) 
Jack Kolbeck (R-Sioux Falls) 
Ryan Maher (R-Isabel) 
Al Novstrup (R-Aberdeen) 
Arthur Rusch (R-Vermillion)
Wayne Steinhauer (R-Hartford) 
Marsha Symens (R-Dell Rapids)

 

District 1 senator Michael Rohl voted yes while district 2 senator Brock Greenfield and district 3 senator Al Novstrop voted no.

 

The second article Malfeasance was upheld 31-2.
 

Yes votes on second article:

Jim Bolin (R-Canton)
Bryan Breitling (R-Miller)
Gary Cammack (R-Union Center)
Jessica Castleberry (R-Rapid City) 
Casey Crabtree (R-Madison)
Blake Curd (R-Sioux Falls)
Michael Diedrich (R-Rapid City)
Helene Duhamel (R-Rapid City)
Mary Duvall (R-Pierre)
Troy Heinert (D-Mission)
Jean Hunhoff (R-Yankton) 
David Johnson (R-Rapid City)
Reynold Nesiba (D-Sioux Falls)
Herman Otten (R-Lennox) 
Michael Rohl (R-Aberdeen) 
Lee Schoenbeck (R-Watertown)
Kyle Schoenfish (R-Scotland)
V.J. Smith (R-Brookings)
Jim Stalzer (R-Sioux Falls)
Maggie Sutton (R-Sioux Falls) 
Erin Tobin (R-Winner)
David Wheeler (R-Huron) 
John Wiik (R-Big Stone City)
Larry Zikmund (R-Sioux Falls)
Arthur Rusch (R-Vermillion)
Wayne Steinhauer (R-Hartford) 
Marsha Symens (R-Dell Rapids)
Joshua Klumb (R-Mitchell) 
Jack Kolbeck (R-Sioux Falls) 
Ryan Maher (R-Isabel)
Brock Greenfield (R-Clark)

No votes on second article
Al Novstrup (R-Aberdeen)
Tim Johns (R-Lead)
 

District 3 senator Al Novstrop voted no again.

The senate then voted unanimously 33-0 to bar Ravnsborg from ever holding public office in South Dakota again. Ravnsborg now holds the dubious honor of being the first elected official in South Dakota history to be impeached.

Distrcit 22 State Senator David Wheeler of Huron gave his thoughts in persuading his colleagues to vote yes...



 

South Dakota Govenor Kristi Noem tweeted this response to the impeachment Tuesday.

 

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