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(SD)-Ballot Explanation Done For Amendment X

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/05/2018 11:22 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has released the official ballot explanation of a November measure that would make it harder to change the state constitution.
 
    Constitutional Amendment X, sent to the voters by the Legislature, increases the majority vote threshold required for a constitutional change from 50% to 55% of the votes cast on the amendment.
 
     GOP Sen. Jim Bolin, the measure's sponsor, has said the constitution must be diligently protected. Critics argue raising the vote threshold would crowd out grassroots movements.
 
     Republicans have pursued changes to the ballot question system after the 2016 election season brought 10 questions and millions of dollars from out-of-state groups.


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