House Bill to ensure integrity in presidential election fails Senate Committee

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- A bill that would have required a forensic audit of each presidential election in South Dakota that was closer than a ten-point spread was in front of the Senate State Affairs Committee this (Monday) morning.

Prime sponsor, Representative Taffy Howard of Rapid City, said it was about reassuring voters about the fairness and legality of an election.

The bill had been approved in the House last week on a vote of thirty six to thirty one.

Committee member, Senator Lee Schonebeck of Watertown, says question about elections create the uncertainty.

The committee sent the bill to the forty first day, killing it, on a vote of eight to zero.