District 13 Candidate Rolfing unsure of what county he lives in

Oh, shucks, I guess I’ll have to drop this wood off in Canton.

While absentee voting today at the Minnehaha County Auditor’s office Rex Rolfing walked in and says, “Is this where I absentee vote?” Which made me kind of laugh. He said ‘Hi’ to me and sat at the ID table, than he says to me, “Are you going to vote for me?” I explained to him I was an independent and couldn’t, “but if I was a Republican and could, you know the answer to that question.”

I walked out not even realizing until someone told me later that Rex was probably turned away because he is a Lincoln County resident, and in a primary he MUST vote in his county. I wish I would have stuck around to see that.

But what I also didn’t realize is that as a candidate you cannot solicit a vote at a polling place. While I knew Rex was joking, as he knew the answer to the question, I wonder if he knows asking that question is against the law.

Looks like another person running to make laws in Pierre without understanding those laws to begin with. BTW, Rex, your County Seat is in Canton. Just go South a few miles, you will find it.


#1 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.29.18 at 3:28 pm

Just further proof that City Council and Student Council are one and the same….

(And the Minnehaha County Auditor says, “…and what is your name and Lincoln County address again, so I can find it in my county’s voter data bank?….”)

“When one is named ‘Rex,’ he is assumed to be King of the realm, and the realm is not limited to a given county. And if it is not limited as such, then its possibilities are only limited then by the meagerness of its leader. Where such meagerness can draw the greater realm to the limited qualities often portrayed by a single, naive, parochial, and defined county and its inhabitants…..”

an other excerpt from ‘Son of Brookings,’ by Bill Bard

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.29.18 at 4:02 pm

Come to think of it, this is just further proof that we need to bring civics class back into the curriculums of all of our school systems… (“County?….What’s that?….Are you sure you didn’t just misspell ‘country?'”….(Although, Rex probably did have civics class in his day, but its been a while…))

#3 T on 05.29.18 at 4:24 pm

Asking a question is probably not a solicitation, is it? He didn’t ask you TO vote FOR him, he asked you if you were going to vote for him.

#4 T on 05.29.18 at 4:34 pm

He didn’t solicit you to vote FOR him…he asked if you voted for him. Maybe not breaking the law?

Why do you pick and choose which comments to post?

#5 l3wis on 05.29.18 at 5:25 pm

Funny, I hadn’t voted yet, I was walking to a voting booth with a ballot in my hand. Just asking the question is a solicitation. It’s kind of like when your mom sees a full garbage can under the sink and asks you, “Did you take out the garbage yet?” Like I said, I knew it was a joke, so I wouldn’t turn him in, besides, he wasn’t in the correct polling place anyway. LOL.

#6 Flower on 05.29.18 at 6:08 pm

Law enforcement is not required to know laws. Who in government is required? Not one single person. — The only people required to a degree are citizens.

#7 l3wis on 05.29.18 at 6:40 pm

And you sir have explained why our state legislature sucks so much.

#8 l3wis on 05.29.18 at 8:40 pm

T – You know, I have had a couple hours to think about this, I think I should turn Rex in. Come to think of it, he was one of the worst city councilors I have ever encountered. Ignorant, arrogant, rude, unresponsive, hated women in power, and proposed some of the stupidest legislation and always rubberstamped his hero. He doesn’t belong in the legislature, and if I can get him booted on a technicality, all the better. He needs to retire and be a jerk to someone else for awhile.

#9 D@ily Spin on 05.30.18 at 9:22 am

His ignorance here explains his ridiculous voting record while a city councilor.