Want to fight corruption in government? Elect Democrats, says relatively new Democrat and candidate for U.S. Senate Brian Bengs:
Bengs says he hopes to help reorganize Democratic county parties across South Dakota. He says one-party rule is bad for the state.
“It engenders corruption and it gives a free pass for people to do some things that are shady that wouldn’t fly in a situation where there was a competitive environment. If, for nothing else, the good of the state of South Dakota requires a competitive Democratic Party to offset the supermajority status of the Republican Party” [Lee Strubinger, “Statewide Democratic Candidates Hope to Galvanize Party and Moderate Voters,” SDPB, 2022.06.02].
The Republican Party cannot police itself, as shown by its failure to challenge the corruption that happened under the Rounds and Daugaard administrations in the EB-5 and GEAR UP programs, as well as by the nepotism, distracted personal politicking, and blatant lawbreaking taking place under the Noem Administration and the fact that Jason Ravnsborg is still Attorney General a year and nine months after he broke the law and killed a man. Honest government requires checks and balances, and those checks and balances include an opposition party with elected officials in positions to watch and manage the daily operations of government.
So get out there and elect some Democrats to keep Republicans like Noem and Ravnsborg in their place.