South Dakota outlaws ranked-choice voting

Our neighbor to the west became the third state to ban the controversial voting system.

Yesterday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed 13 election bills into law. Among the bills signed was SB55, outlawing ranked-choice voting (RCV) in the state.

South Dakota became the third state, after Florida and Tennessee to outlaw the method. Montana and Idaho are also considering bans.

Alaska and Maine are the only two states who use RCV to decide statewide elections. A number of states, including Minnesota, permit the practice for local elections.