Hey, Jason Ravnsborg! What part of “removed from office” and “disqualified from running from public office” don’t you understand?
At 5:30 p.m. Central yesterday, Jason Ravnsborg became the first South Dakotan convicted and removed from office by the South Dakota Senate. Furthermore, by 5:35 p.m., the Senate barred Ravnsborg from ever holding another public office in South Dakota. With the Senate’s four votes yesterday before supper, Ravnsborg lost his position as Attorney General for good.
Yet as of 8:20 a.m. today, Jason Ravnsborg continues to advertise himself online as South Dakota Attorney General and continues to maintain a link to Piryx fundraising website where he can raise money to campaign for that job:
Mr. Ravnsborg, you are no longer Attorney General. You are barred by constitutional order of the South Dakota Senate from seeking that office or any other office of public trust again. Your portrayal of yourself as South Dakota Attorney General and your raising money under that title are now fraudulent. You should shut down those websites immediately.
The Attorney General’s office also is a bit slow on its online transition plan. As of 8:30 this morning, the AG’s office still has not corrected its website to reflect that the Senate has removed Jason Ravnsborg from office:
I’m not spiking the ball; I’m calling for strict compliance with fact and the legal dictates of the South Dakota Legislature. Jason Ravnsborg is not and can no longer be a public official in South Dakota. His name and likeness should be removed immediately from any private or state website claiming otherwise.