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The exception to South Dakota’s pioneering role in direct democracy

BY: - May 30, 2023

An effort to kick Baltic Mayor Deborah McIsaac out of office over a fight about a housing development highlights a surprising fact about South Dakota‚Äôs political process: Voters have been unusually hesitant to use recall elections against officials. As the very first state to adopt the initiative and referendum back in 1898, the Mount Rushmore […]