Podcast Episode 023 Republican Primary Results 2024 “Tuesday Night Massacre”

In this episode, we provide Insights on the 2024 primary election in South Dakota, the controversial Summit Carbon Solutions Project, low voter turnout affecting election outcomes, the rise in white nationalist and anti-LGBTQ activities ahead of the presidential election cycle, legislative losses and shifts, efforts to legalize recreational marijuana, and the proposed ballot amendment to codify abortion rights polling very well in South Dakota.

-The 2024 primary election in South Dakota was significant, with 14 incumbent Republican legislators losing their races. The carbon dioxide pipeline emerged as a critical issue, shaping the political landscape.

-The Summit Carbon Solutions Project, a multi-billion dollar initiative, is controversial. It aims to collect carbon dioxide and sequester it in North Dakota, but this has raised significant issues regarding landowner rights and the use of eminent domain.

– several losing incumbents supported Senate Bill 201’s Landowner Bill of Rights.

-The primary election in South Dakota saw a record-low voter turnout of 17%, which led to significant changes in the House and Senate. This highlights the potential influence of the electorate on the political landscape.

– Rise in white nationalist and anti-LGBTQ plus activities, reaching record levels, with increased flyering incidents and far-right anti-trans movements being key contributors.

– Several incumbent legislators who supported pipeline-friendly legislation lost their seats.

– The marijuana legalization measure for November’s ballot collected over 22,000 signatures.

– A proposed amendment on the 2024 ballot aims to codify abortion rights in the South Dakota constitution, with 53% support based on a recent poll, a nearly 20% lead over the opposition.

Podcast Episode 023 Republican Primary Results 2024 “Tuesday Night Massacre”

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