Republicans Dave Volk, former State Treasurer, Casey Murschel, former Legislator and Sioux Falls City Council Member, and Joe Kirby, one of the creators of Sioux Falls Home Rule Charter, will discuss their support for Amendment V(for Voters) Tuesday Aug. 9 during Viewpoint University.
On the ballot in November, Amendment V(for voters) opens our state’s closed primary system to all voters, including the 115,000 Independents now silenced by state law and Republican establishment control.
Dave Volk, Casey Murschel, and Joe Kirby want to explain why they think the Republican bosses are wrong in denying ballot access, while allowing all taxpayers to pay for their election [Rick Knobe, “Republicans Who Support Amendment V (for Voters),” KSOO.com, 2016.08.08].
Rapid City Republican Chuck Parkinson says Amendment V is stronger than the partisan attacks against it:
Chuck Parkinson, a Rapid City Republican and backer of the amendment, said the comments made about supporters of the measure, including Rick Weiland, former Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, indicate a weakness in their opponent’s arguments.
“When people stoop to name calling on these things, I don’t think they have much substance behind the issue,” Parkinson said [Dana Ferguson, “Non-Partisan Election Backers Call for End to ‘Partisan Attacks’,” that Sioux Falls paper, 2016.08.04].
Knobe himself, a conservative independent chairing the committee backing Amendment V, sees the same fallacy and asks for a civil discussion of the policy itself:
“I hope we can get past the childish playground attacks on the person and look at what the issue is about,” South Dakotans for Non-Partisan Elections Chair Rick Knobe said Thursday [Ferguson, 2016.08.04].
Listen Live to Knobe’s conversation with his Republican allies this afternoon on KSOO 1140 AM on air or online at 4 p.m. CDT.