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Ravnsborg Still Fraudulently Calling Self Attorney General, Maintaining Campaign Fundraising Page Online

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:

Jason Ravnsborg, campaign website, screen 2022.06.22, 15 hours after conviction, removal from office, and disqualification from public office by the South Dakota Senate.
Jason Ravnsborg, campaign website, screen 2022.06.22, 15 hours after conviction, removal from office, and disqualification from public office by the South Dakota Senate.
Jason Ravnsborg, Piryx political fundraising website, screen 2022.06.22, 15 hours after conviction, removal from office, and disqualification from public office by the South Dakota Senate.
Jason Ravnsborg, Piryx political fundraising website, screen 2022.06.22, 15 hours after conviction, removal from office, and disqualification from public office by the South Dakota Senate.

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:

South Dakota Office of the Attorney General, home page, screen cap 2022.06.22, 15 hours after conviction and removal from office of Jason Ravnsborg.
South Dakota Office of the Attorney General, home page, screen cap 2022.06.22, 15 hours after conviction and removal from office of Jason Ravnsborg.

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.

26 Comments

  1. Nick Nemec 2022-06-22

    I am not surprised. Remember this is the same Ravnsborg that signed on to a suit by multiple wing nut AGs around the country while he was under suspension, and had been suspended for two months. We must remember he thinks the laws don’t apply to him. He will eventually learn.

  2. Dakota roots 2022-06-22

    Maybe he can get the gig as Grand Marshall for the Canton Confederacy days celebration, he did kill a Democrat and got away with it.

  3. DR 2022-06-22

    Im going to give the benefit of the down last night because it was after business hours to get stuff changed, but it should be taken care of TODAY

  4. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2022-06-22

    DR, for an offense of this gravity and a vote of this import, I don’t think any grace period is allowed. I don’t think Kristi waited to change the logos on the state website when she got inaugurated. Ravnsborg is not AG. The state must absolutely not have any reference to his holding that position online. Getting BIT to fix that might take a moment. But Ravnsborg’s personal campaign websites and fundraising can be shut off with the flick of a couple switches. They all knew this vote was coming, and they knew conviction and removal were distinct possibilities. They should have had immediate web shut-off and placeholder plans in place.

  5. DR 2022-06-22

    State website has been updated.

    I was more talking his campaign website. State one should have been taken care of last night as we know where people still at work at 530

  6. DR 2022-06-22

    I looked at the designer of his website. Support hours are from 10-4. Assuming that’s mountain time since its based in Hot Springs.

    But as dense as he is, my guess this will get overlooked.

  7. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2022-06-22

    DR is right: state AG website is updated, with Ravnsborg name and picture scrubbed from the home page. Good.

    Designer of the campaign site, which is still up, is Rep. Trish Ladner, a Republican legislator. She should know full well this was coming, and she should have a transition plan, or just an off switch, in place ready to go.

  8. Bonnie B Fairbank 2022-06-22

    Well, h*ck. Sixty percent of the people I know are convinced Hump is still POTUS.

  9. Steve Pearson 2022-06-22

    LMAO, seriously Cory? As much as I’m glad the AG is gone, you think he is focused on removing a website? You think anyone that is removed from office goes home and says, “better take down my website immediately!” Get real loser. Yet another sad blog post.

  10. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2022-06-22

    Ah, yes, Steve, always on me, never on the issues. You never change.

    If I put up a website declaring that I am the Attorney General and inviting readers to donate to support my campaign for that office, you’d be all over me for lying to people.

    While the state has done its duty and shown its respect for the Senate’s order by removing the false material, Jason continues to display the fraudulent title and fundraising button on his campaign website.

  11. Eve Fisher 2022-06-22

    I’ll bet Ravnsborg’s also still saying “It was a deer! IT WAS A DEER! A DEER WITH EYEGLASSES!”

  12. Bonnie B Fairbank 2022-06-22

    Writing of Ms. Ladner, designer of killer Ravnsborg’s campaign website, reminds me of the morning I was in a wicked and unholy Hot Springs’ establishment where Democrats are allowed to enter, associate and mingle with their kind, exchange thoughts and hot dish recipes, WITHOUT wearing the yellow pentagram surrounding the “D” stitched upon our shirt bosoms.
    Four of us were in the archive room, lights off, door closed and locked, discussing the upcoming election, and one poor soul mentioned the numerous “Trash Lidner” signs she’d seen on the Allen Ranch Campground. I’m proud to say all four of us burst into hastily-stifled howls of glee.
    NO, I AM NOT MOCKING the atrocious plight of the Jews and other Nazi victims. The only embellishment to this story was our clothes. The establishment? The Hot Springs Public Library, where Democrats can still exchange ideas and reading lists without the fear of intimidation or seeing their vehicles with broken windows in the parking lot. Smarten up – this is what midterms and 2024 are all about.
    No suprise here, that poor soul was me.

  13. Bonnie B Fairbank 2022-06-22

    Eve: I’ve no idea if you’re old enough to remember Gary Larson’s old comics, but this is the saddest and funniest remark I’ve read all day on this thread. Bonnie

  14. mike from iowa 2022-06-22

    Master’s deer certainly fit the description of “I don’t know what I hit.”

  15. larry kurtz 2022-06-22

    So, if Lieutenant Colonel Ravnsborg is a member of the US Army Reserve what prevents Commander in Chief Biden from compelling his court martial?

  16. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2022-06-22

    Ravnsborg’s campaign site and Piryx fundraising site are still up, still fraudulent. Piryx terms of service prohibit using Piryx to spread information or conduct activities that are “false, inaccurate or misleading” or “violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation….”

    Maybe Piryx will take action on this violation before Ravnsborg gets around to it.

  17. Bonnie B Fairbank 2022-06-22

    Larry and Cory:
    I’m just an old Regular Army veteran who was compelled to run two miles, do fifty “girl” pushups, move two tons of iron, and fend off sexual predators twice my size daily in the 1970s. I was merely enlisted and had a high school education. At any point during my three year enlistment and I could not fullfill these physical requirements, I would be pitilessly RIFD.
    I REALLY dont give two hoots in h*ck about Ravnsborg’s future with the Reserves merely because he has an “education.” He should be required to to prove he can defend his country. If not, the Reserves should fire his porky butt, and our CIC should not worry about pond scum.

  18. Mark Anderson 2022-06-22

    Your right Steve Pearson, Ravnsborg’s in denial just like you. It’s still along way to acceptance. Like I said DeSantis would welcome him. Killing a Democrat would go along way in the Mom’s for liberty and there are some real lookers in that group. Just ask Corey. Is he still working them in South Dakota?

  19. Bob Newland 2022-06-22

    Bonnie, I like yer style.

  20. P. Aitch 2022-06-22

    Steve Pearson calling Cory a loser? Good one, paisan. Are you still working in a convenience store and claiming to be a minister with no credentials to back it up? Go crazy, big guy. Heh heh HO

  21. Bonnie B Fairbank 2022-06-22

    Thank you, Mr. Newland. I was graciously blessed with intelligent parents, a magnificent public education in Indiana, relentless studying and reading to date, and (don’t laugh) being a total fool for Mark Twain’s and Carl Hiaasen’s literary styles. Now I’ve pointed it out, you can easily see where my style and, especially, my invictives, come from. Nuthin’ up my sleeve. Bonnie

  22. P. Aitch 2022-06-22

    Bonnie knows fiction. (I have every Hiaasen novel lined up in a row on my desk. As he says, “Every criminal with nowhere to go ends up in Florida.”) My daughter and her spouse just moved down there and that was the lesson I gave them.

  23. O 2022-06-22

    Does the fact that one cannot hold office preclude fundraising for the election to that office? In the age of Trump, evermore so, fools and their money . . .

  24. Richard Schriever 2022-06-23

    Off switch for a website is about a 5 second job and can be easily done remotely. It’s actually not even any sort of special feature of any website. Any Webmaster with even the tiniest scintilla of knowledge should be able to do this,

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