Sioux Falls Re-Districting Committee selected, confirmed next Tuesday

James Fry (SW) (DEM)

Jason Wierenga (SE) (IND)

Mark Millage (NW) (REP)

Jeffrey Eckhoff (NE) (REP)

Debra Elofson (CE) (DEM)


#1 The D@ily Spin on 03.09.17 at 4:36 pm

Wasn’t there a redistricting 3 years ago? I get tired of the scavenger hunt to find where to vote. I believe this has become a method to confuse, discourage, and misdirect voters.

#2 Emoluments Clause on 03.09.17 at 7:49 pm

The “Lords” in Pierre could take a lesson from the City, huh? Here we have a non partisan election process and its redistricting will be dictated by a fair bipartisan committee.

If a non partisan election process can get it, then definitely a partisan process should heed it even more and be expected to do so as well…..

#3 l3wis on 03.09.17 at 9:04 pm

Maybe they should have appointed Dan King, so he can stop those evil Liberal Blocs of voters. LMFAO!

#4 Emoluments Clause on 03.09.17 at 10:16 pm

Dan is obviously a graduate of the Steve Bannon School of Government.

But actually Dan is a great resource to us, because he proves that some do try to dump a block of voters into one district, which would explain the conservatives’ (Republicans’) constant creation and maintenance of the Democratic Legislative District 15 in Sioux Falls over the years, which results in the protection of the other legislative districts in Minnehaha so that they can have an obvious conservative (Republican) voting advantage.

Whose right, I must ask, however? Conservative Mr. King or Republican (conservative) State Senator Bolin (from Canton by the way), who claims there is no gerrymandering in South Dakota?….. Gee, thanks Dan for being the missing link or smoking gun on the debate over whether gerrymandering truly does exists in South Dakota……I always knew a conservative (Republican) would have too eventually admit to it…..

#5 Mike Kokenge Sr on 03.10.17 at 7:02 am

The city appears, on paper anyway, to be doing it right. The state? All one has to do is look at what is happening in Pierre to see it is screed up. The state is registered as 46% repub, 32% dem, 22% independant. Should 60 of 70 house seats be held by republicans? In Minnehaha county, 41% of voters are repub, 34% dem, and 25% independent. Should 12 of 14 house seats from SF be republicans? Of course not. 89 of 105 state legislators are republican, and some would suggest gerrymandering in our state and city does not exist? It’s real easy to pull up state district maps. Look at district 15. That is the one district carved up for the Democratic party by a partisan republican districting group. All others in SF are owned, by the republican party, thanks to gerrymandering by the Republican Party.