South Dakota 2016 Election

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South Dakota is another solid Republican state and Donald Trump is expected to easliy win the states 3 electoral votes. 1964 was the last time South Dakota voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.

Senator John Thune (Republican) is up for re-election and expected to easily win.

South Dakota Political Facts

Governor: Dennis Daugaard (Republican) – Current Term: 2015 – 2019

U.S. Representatives: # of Representatives: 1
Electoral Votes: 3

Poll Hours – November 8th, 2016:

Past South Dakota Presidential Election Results

Democratic Winner | Republican Winner

Year Democratic Candidate | % of Vote Republican Candidate | % of Vote
2012 Obama 40% Romney 58%
2008 Obama 45% McCain 53%
2004 Kerry 38% Bush 60%
2000 Gore 38% Bush 60%
1996 Clinton 43% Dole 47%
1992 Clinton 37% Bush 41%
1988 Dukakis 47% Bush 53%
1984 Mondale 37% Reagan 63%
1980 Carter 32% Reagan 61%
1976 Carter 49% Ford 50%
1972 McGovern 46% Nixon 54%
1968 Humphrey 42% Nixon 53%
1964 Johnson 56% Goldwater 44%
1960 Kennedy 42% Nixon 58%

South Dakota State Facts

Population (2010 census): 814,180
Population Rank By State: 46
Population Growth Estimate (2010-2014): 4.8%
Capital: Pierre
Largest City: Sioux Falls
State Nickname: Mount Rushmore State; Coyote State