The South Dakota Secretary of State’s office removed a photo from its website Monday following criticism that it showed a student’s Confederate flag T-shirt.
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs said her office took down the photo out of “respect and concern for the students and faculty at Mobridge school,” where Krebs visited in March 2016 as part of a tour to promote voter participation. Krebs added that there is no room for racism in our society [Megan Raposa, “Secretary of State Removes Photo Showing Student’s Confederate Flag T-Shirt,” that Sioux Falls paper, 2017.08.14].
That’s the second Web boo-boo House candidate Krebs has had to clean up this summer. Last month, citizens noticed that the official Secretary of State smartphone app was directing users to Krebs’s campaign page. Perhaps both Teams Krebs, in the Secretary of State’s office and in the House campaign, need to run a Level 1 Diagnostic on all of their public-facing computer systems.
Related: The deadly Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend has accelerated state and local initiatives to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces.