When it comes to documenting each vote, Litz stands firm in his opinion. “The old-school part of security I like is for a paper ballot. One person, one ballot. You can track it, you can prove it, you can go back later on and correct anything...paper ballots,” said Litz.
Michigan’s largest county reversed course and unanimously certified its presidential election results Tuesday night after Republicans first blocked the move in a party-line vote that threatened to temporarily stall official approval of Democrat Joe Biden’s win in the state.
The message from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.was that Republicans should concede the presidential election was won by Biden and immediately return to negotiations on COVID relief.
Minnehaha County Auditor Bob Litz says he sent staff home around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and they returned at 8 a.m., giving them a much-needed, and very brief, break before continuing to count ballots.
An assistant professor at the University of South Dakota, Julia Hellwege, said the results from the presidential election will likely drag on for a while because of absentee ballots and when states are allowed to open them.
If Constitutional Amendment B were to get the approval of South Dakota voters on November 3rd, it would mean legal sports gambling in Deadwood and on Native American reservations across the state. However, the scope of that remains undetermined.