Steve Barnett is so mad that his party didn’t renominate him for another four years as Secretary of State that he’s quitting early, allowing election-saboteuse Monae Johnson to ascend to the post she won in the election a whole month early:
Governor Kristi Noem appointed Monae Johnson as Secretary of State, effective Monday, December 5, 2022. The current Secretary of State, Steve Barnett, is resigning from the role to pursue employment in the private sector [Office of the Governor, press release, 2022.12.02].
Evidently Barnett needs to abandon his elected post early so he can spend December boning up on all the policies the rural electric coops need him to lobby for during the 2023 Session. Monae Johnson thus gets an extra month to start riffling through the files and figuring out ways to not count your votes (and petition signatures?) during the next election.