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Trump, Rounds, Johnson win in South Dakota

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Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 8:09 PM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, and U.S. House Representative Dusty Johnson have won in South Dakota.

The Associated Press called the presidential race and senate race in South Dakota minutes from polls closing statewide.

Senator Rounds defeated Democratic challenger Dan Ahlers for his second term. Ahlers, president of the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce and former state legislator, said he was proud of the campaign he ran and thankful for the financial support he received.

Representative Dusty Johnson defeated his Libertarian challenger Randy “Uriah” Luallin.

With Republicans long dominating the state’s elections, the most interesting questions to be resolved may be separate proposals to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana.

Election officials received a historical number of absentee ballots, raising the possibility that tallying the results could take longer than usual.

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