Minnehaha County Commissioner Gerald Beninga doesn’t seem to concerned about security of ballots during an election

As we have suspected, we are only a few months away from an election and the wheels are starting to come off. This is what happens when you have a person who never has been registered to even vote (what is up with these veterans and not voting anyway?) become city clerk and put in charge of our elections.

Luckily County Auditor Bob Litz identified the problem and when he makes the county commission aware of it, they just tell Bob to deal with it. Beninga was worthless on the city council, and he is proving to be the same on the county commission. How does this guy keep getting elected?

A few years ago they gave Bob some secure office space to count ballots, but once all the murdering drug dealers decided to move to BOOMTOWN they took the space away for more state’s attorneys.

Ballots must be counted in a secure area, not in some hallway. Maybe they will find space in the restrooms come April 10.


#1 Debra Elofson on 02.06.18 at 4:01 pm

County governments have the same responsibilities under the Voting Rights Act as other state and local jurisdictions. Minnehaha County has not been the defendant of Department of Justice actions – but other SD counties have been sued. County Commissioners should follow the recommendations of our chief elections official, Auditor Litz. To do less is reckless. The goal of all county officials must be free, fair, and secure elections.

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.06.18 at 9:46 pm

Why are we surprised? Mr. Beninga’s political party has also recently taken an interest in military parades too; and they think a lack of accolation by the minority party towards the majority party’s leader is somehow now called “treason.”


#3 The D@ily Spin on 02.06.18 at 10:52 pm

Uh, just tell me where to vote and don’t move it. Elections have become harder than shooting a car convertible into space. OK, that happened today.

#4 matt johnson on 02.07.18 at 11:50 am

so, Genius, this would be as opposed to whoever was critical of your favored leader was a “racist”

#5 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.07.18 at 3:52 pm

How so? We know our “leader” is a racist. HUD told us as far back as ’73….. Then Letterman warned us 10 years ago, once again….

If you are an enabler to racism, you are a racist. And if you are an accessory to a crime, you are a criminal.

#6 matt johnson on 02.07.18 at 7:17 pm

OK Genius – tell me where I have supported Trump- however, I was opposed to Obama so I, according to your ilk- am a racist

#7 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.07.18 at 9:59 pm

MJ, I gave you the benefit of the doubt, but now I am really not following you….. (What?)….. What does Obama, like him or not, have to do with the GOP losing its soul?