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South Dakota

2022 population: 909,824   ( 95,644 from 2010 , 23,147 from 2020)
Land area: 75809.3 square miles
Population density: 12.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:734,240 80.70% 6.5%
Black:22,2062.44% 123.0%
Indian:70,1197.71% 0.9%
Asian:16,6611.83% 111.8%
2+ races:22,0902.43% 49.3%
Hispanic:44,5084.89% 101.2%
Total non-White:175,58419.30% 40.8%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:25,291 14.3
Deaths:21,12111.9
Net Migration: 14,7118.3
Net Immigration: 3,9442.2
Change in White population:44,738 5.5
Change in Non-White pop.:50,906 6.3



Historical Presidential Election Results for South Dakota



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSVEV
2020 63% Donald Trump* (R) 261,043 61.8% Joe Biden (D) 150,471 35.6% 11,095 [+] 2.6% 422,609 15 0.27% 3
2016 57% Donald Trump (R) 227,721 61.5% Hillary Clinton (D) 117,458 31.7% 24,914 [+] 6.7% 370,093 16 0.27% 3
2012 58% Mitt Romney (R) 210,610 57.9% Barack Obama* (D) 145,039 39.9% 8,166 [+] 2.2% 363,815 11 0.28% 3
2008 65% John McCain (R) 203,054 53.2% Barack Obama (D) 170,924 44.7% 7,997 [+] 2.1% 381,975 8 0.29% 3
2004 68% George W. Bush* (R) 232,584 59.9% John Kerry (D) 149,244 38.4% 6,387 [+] 1.6% 388,215 9 0.32% 3
2000 57% George W. Bush (R) 190,700 60.3% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 118,804 37.6% 6,765 [+] 2.1% 316,269 12 0.30% 3
1996 62% Robert Dole (R) 150,543 46.5% Bill Clinton* (D) 139,333 43.0% 33,950 [+] 10.5% 323,826 6 0.34% 3
1992 66% George Bush* (R) 136,718 40.7% Bill Clinton (D) 124,888 37.1% 74,648 [+] 22.2% 336,254 3 0.32% 3
1988 64% George Bush (R) 165,415 52.8% Michael Dukakis (D) 145,560 46.5% 2,016 [+] 0.6% 312,991 -1 0.34% 3
1984 65% Ronald Reagan* (R) 200,267 63.0% Walter Mondale (D) 116,113 36.5% 1,487 0.5% 317,867 4 0.34% 3
1980 67% Ronald Reagan (R) 198,343 60.5% Jimmy Carter* (D) 103,855 31.7% 25,505 [+] 7.8% 327,703 10 0.38% 4
1976 66% Gerald Ford* (R) 151,505 50.4% Jimmy Carter (D) 147,068 48.9% 2,105 [+] 0.7% 300,678 2 0.37% 4
1972 69% Richard Nixon* (R) 166,476 54.2% George McGovern (D) 139,945 45.5% 994 [+] 0.3% 307,415 -7 0.40% 4
1968 72% Richard Nixon (R) 149,841 53.3% Hubert Humphrey (D) 118,023 42.0% 13,400 [+] 4.8% 281,264 10 0.38% 4
1964 75% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 163,010 55.6% Barry Goldwater (R) 130,108 44.4% 0 0.0% 293,118 6 0.41% 4
1960 78% Richard Nixon (R) 178,417 58.2% John Kennedy (D) 128,070 41.8% 0 0.0% 306,487 9 0.45% 4
1956 72% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 171,569 58.4% Adlai Stevenson (D) 122,288 41.6% 0 0.0% 293,857 1 0.47% 4
1952 73% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 203,857 69.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 90,426 30.7% 0 0.0% 294,283 14 0.48% 4
1948 64% Thomas Dewey (R) 129,651 51.8% Harry Truman* (D) 117,653 47.0% 2,801 [+] 1.1% 250,105 7 0.51% 4
1944 59% Thomas Dewey (R) 135,365 58.3% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 96,711 41.7% 0 0.0% 232,076 12 0.48% 4
1940 79% Wendell Willkie (R) 177,065 57.4% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 131,362 42.6% 0 0.0% 308,427 13 0.62% 4
1936 80% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 160,137 54.0% Alf Landon (R) 125,977 42.5% 10,338 [+] 3.5% 296,452 6 0.65% 4
1932 76% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 183,515 63.6% Herbert Hoover* (R) 99,212 34.4% 5,711 [+] 2.0% 288,438 -5 0.73% 4
1928 71% Herbert Hoover (R) 157,603 60.2% Al Smith (D) 102,660 39.2% 1,602 [+] 0.6% 261,865 2 0.71% 5
1924 57% Calvin Coolidge (R) 101,299 49.7% Robert LaFollette (Prog) 75,355 37.0% 27,214 [+] 13.3% 203,868 -4 0.70% 5
1920 53% Warren Harding (R) 110,692 60.7% James Cox (D) 35,938 19.7% 35,607 [+] 19.5% 182,237 0 0.68% 5
1916 37% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 64,217 49.8% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 59,191 45.9% 5,534 [+] 4.3% 128,942 4 0.70% 5
1912 35% William Taft* (R) 58,811 50.6% Woodrow Wilson (D) 48,942 42.1% 8,572 [+] 7.4% 116,325 27 0.77% 5
1908 40% William Taft (R) 67,536 58.8% William J. Bryan (D) 40,266 35.1% 6,973 [+] 6.1% 114,775 7 0.77% 4
1904 41% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 72,083 71.1% Alton Parker (D) 21,969 21.7% 7,343 [+] 7.2% 101,395 15 0.75% 4
1900 46% William McKinley* (R) 54,574 56.7% William J. Bryan (D) 39,568 41.1% 2,060 [+] 2.1% 96,202 5 0.69% 4
* incumbent         PUSV: percent of U.S. vote



2020 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 150,471 35.6%
Donald Trump* (R) 261,043 61.8%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 11,095 2.6%
TOTAL 422,609
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): 15


2016 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 117,458 31.7%
Donald Trump (R) 227,721 61.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 20,850 5.6%
Other 4,064 1.1%
TOTAL 370,093
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 16


2012 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 145,039 39.9%
Mitt Romney (R) 210,610 57.9%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 5,795 1.6%
Other 2,371 0.7%
TOTAL 363,815
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 11


2008 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 170,924 44.7%
John McCain (R) 203,054 53.2%
Ralph Nader (I) 4,267 1.1%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 1,835 0.5%
Other 1,895 0.5%
TOTAL 381,975
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 8


2004 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 232,584 59.9%
John Kerry (D) 149,244 38.4%
Ralph Nader (I) 4,320 1.1%
Other 2,067 0.5%
TOTAL 388,215
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 9


2000 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 190,700 60.3%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 118,804 37.6%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 3,322 1.1%
Other 3,443 1.1%
TOTAL 316,269
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): 12


1996 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 139,333 43.0%
Robert Dole (R) 150,543 46.5%
Ross Perot (Ref) 31,250 9.7%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 1,472 0.5%
Other 1,228 0.4%
TOTAL 323,826
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): 6


1992 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 124,888 37.1%
George Bush* (R) 136,718 40.7%
Ross Perot (I) 73,295 21.8%
Other 1,353 0.4%
TOTAL 336,254
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): 3


1988 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 165,415 52.8%
Michael Dukakis (D) 145,560 46.5%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 1,060 0.3%
Other 956 0.3%
TOTAL 312,991
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): -1


1984 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 200,267 63.0%
Walter Mondale (D) 116,113 36.5%
Other 1,487 0.5%
TOTAL 317,867
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): 4


1980 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 198,343 60.5%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 103,855 31.7%
John Anderson (I) 21,431 6.5%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 3,824 1.2%
Other 250 0.1%
TOTAL 327,703
Turnout: 67% Diff (US): 10


1976 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 147,068 48.9%
Gerald Ford* (R) 151,505 50.4%
Other 2,105 0.7%
TOTAL 300,678
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): 2


1972 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 166,476 54.2%
George McGovern (D) 139,945 45.5%
Other 994 0.3%
TOTAL 307,415
Turnout: 69% Diff (US): -7


1968 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 149,841 53.3%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 118,023 42.0%
George Wallace (AIP) 13,400 4.8%
TOTAL 281,264
Turnout: 72% Diff (US): 10


1964 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 163,010 55.6%
Barry Goldwater (R) 130,108 44.4%
TOTAL 293,118
Turnout: 75% Diff (US): 6


1960 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 128,070 41.8%
Richard Nixon (R) 178,417 58.2%
TOTAL 306,487
Turnout: 78% Diff (US): 9


1956 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 171,569 58.4%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 122,288 41.6%
TOTAL 293,857
Turnout: 72% Diff (US): 1


1952 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 203,857 69.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 90,426 30.7%
TOTAL 294,283
Turnout: 73% Diff (US): 14


1948 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 117,653 47.0%
Thomas Dewey (R) 129,651 51.8%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 2,801 1.1%
TOTAL 250,105
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): 7


1944 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 96,711 41.7%
Thomas Dewey (R) 135,365 58.3%
TOTAL 232,076
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 12


1940 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 131,362 42.6%
Wendell Willkie (R) 177,065 57.4%
TOTAL 308,427
Turnout: 79% Diff (US): 13


1936 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 160,137 54.0%
Alf Landon (R) 125,977 42.5%
William Lemke (Union) 10,338 3.5%
TOTAL 296,452
Turnout: 80% Diff (US): 6


1932 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 183,515 63.6%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 99,212 34.4%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 1,551 0.5%
Other 4,160 1.4%
TOTAL 288,438
Turnout: 76% Diff (US): -5


1928 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 157,603 60.2%
Al Smith (D) 102,660 39.2%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 443 0.2%
Other 1,159 0.4%
TOTAL 261,865
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): 2


1924 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 101,299 49.7%
John Davis (D) 27,214 13.3%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 75,355 37.0%
TOTAL 203,868
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): -4


1920 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 110,692 60.7%
James Cox (D) 35,938 19.7%
Parley Christiansen (FL) 34,707 19.0%
Aaron Watkins (Proh) 900 0.5%
TOTAL 182,237
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): 0


1916 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 59,191 45.9%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 64,217 49.8%
Allan Benson (Soc) 3,760 2.9%
James Hanly (Proh) 1,774 1.4%
TOTAL 128,942
Turnout: 37% Diff (US): 4


1912 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 48,942 42.1%
William Taft* (R) 58,811 50.6%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 4,662 4.0%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 3,910 3.4%
TOTAL 116,325
Turnout: 35% Diff (US): 27


1908 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 67,536 58.8%
William J. Bryan (D) 40,266 35.1%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 2,846 2.5%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 4,039 3.5%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 88 0.1%
TOTAL 114,775
Turnout: 40% Diff (US): 7


1904 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 72,083 71.1%
Alton Parker (D) 21,969 21.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 3,138 3.1%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 2,965 2.9%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 1,240 1.2%
TOTAL 101,395
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): 15


1900 President, South Dakota
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 54,574 56.7%
William J. Bryan (D) 39,568 41.1%
John Woolley (Proh) 1,542 1.6%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 169 0.2%
Other 349 0.4%
TOTAL 96,202
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): 5
* incumbent

Historical Statewide Election Results for South Dakota

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YearTypeTurnoutWinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes
2022 S3 50% John Thune* (R) 242,316 69.6% Brian Bengs (D) 91,007 26.1% 14,697 [+] 4.2% 348,020
2022 G 51% Kristi Noem* (R) 217,035 62.0% Jamie Smith (D) 123,148 35.2% 9,983 [+] 2.9% 350,166
2020 S2 62% Mike Rounds* (R) 276,232 65.7% Dan Ahlers (D) 143,987 34.3% 0 0.0% 420,219
2018 G 52% Kristi Noem (R) 172,912 51.0% Billie Sutton (D) 161,454 47.6% 4,848 [+] 1.4% 339,214
2016 S3 57% John Thune* (R) 265,516 71.8% Jay Williams (D) 104,140 28.2% 9 0.0% 369,665
2014 G 44% Dennis Daugaard* (R) 195,477 70.5% Susan Wismer (D) 70,549 25.4% 11,377 [+] 4.1% 277,403
2014 S2 44% Mike Rounds (R) 140,741 50.4% Rick Weiland (D) 82,456 29.5% 56,215 [+] 20.1% 279,412
2010 G 52% Dennis Daugaard (R) 195,046 61.5% Scott Heidepriem (D) 122,037 38.5% 0 0.0% 317,083
2010 S3 37% John Thune* (R) 227,947 100.0%       0 0.0% 227,947
2008 S2 65% Tim Johnson* (D) 237,889 62.5% Joel Dykstra (R) 142,784 37.5% 0 0.0% 380,673
2006 G 58% Mike Rounds* (R) 206,990 61.7% Jack Billion (D) 121,226 36.1% 7,318 [+] 2.2% 335,534
2004 S3 69% John Thune (R) 197,848 50.6% Tom Daschle* (D) 193,340 49.4% 0 0.0% 391,188
2002 G 60% Mike Rounds (R) 189,920 56.8% Jim Abbott (D) 140,263 41.9% 4,376 [+] 1.3% 334,559
2002 S2 60% Tim Johnson* (D) 167,481 49.6% John Thune (R) 166,957 49.5% 3,070 [+] 0.9% 337,508
1998 G 49% William Janklow* (R) 166,621 64.0% Bernie Hunhoff (D) 85,473 32.9% 8,093 [+] 3.1% 260,187
1998 S3 49% Tom Daschle* (D) 162,884 62.1% Ron Schmidt (R) 95,431 36.4% 3,796 [+] 1.4% 262,111
1996 S2 62% Tim Johnson (D) 166,533 51.3% Larry Pressler* (R) 157,954 48.7% 0 0.0% 324,487
1994 G 61% William Janklow (R) 172,515 55.4% Jim Beddow (D) 126,273 40.5% 12,825 [+] 4.1% 311,613
1992 S3 66% Tom Daschle* (D) 217,095 64.9% Charlene Haar (R) 108,733 32.5% 8,667 [+] 2.6% 334,495
1990 G 52% George Mickelson* (R) 151,198 58.9% Bob Samuelson (D) 105,525 41.1% 0 0.0% 256,723
1990 S2 52% Larry Pressler* (R) 135,682 52.4% Ted Muenster (D) 116,727 45.1% 6,567 [+] 2.5% 258,976
1986 G 60% George Mickelson (R) 152,543 51.8% Lars Herseth (D) 141,898 48.2% 0 0.0% 294,441
1986 S3 60% Tom Daschle (D) 152,657 51.6% James Abdnor* (R) 143,173 48.4% 0 0.0% 295,830
1984 S2 64% Larry Pressler* (R) 235,176 74.5% George Cunningham (D) 80,537 25.5% 0 0.0% 315,713
1982 G 57% William Janklow* (R) 197,426 70.9% Michael O'Connor (D) 81,136 29.1% 0 0.0% 278,562
1980 S3 67% James Abdnor (R) 190,594 58.2% George McGovern* (D) 129,018 39.4% 7,866 [+] 2.4% 327,478
1978 S2 60% Larry Pressler (R) 170,832 66.8% Don Barnett (D) 84,767 33.2% 0 0.0% 255,599
1978 G 61% William Janklow (R) 147,116 56.6% Roger McKellips (D) 112,679 43.4% 0 0.0% 259,795
1974 S3 66% George McGovern* (D) 147,929 53.0% Leo Thorsness (R) 130,955 47.0% 0 0.0% 278,884
1974 G 66% Richard Kneip* (D) 149,151 53.6% John Olson (R) 129,077 46.4% 0 0.0% 278,228
1972 S2 69% James Abourezk (D) 174,773 57.0% Robert Hirsch (R) 131,613 43.0% 0 0.0% 306,386
1972 G 69% Richard Kneip* (D) 185,012 60.0% Carveth Thompson (R) 123,165 40.0% 0 0.0% 308,177
1970 G 58% Richard Kneip (D) 131,616 54.8% Frank Farrar* (R) 108,347 45.2% 0 0.0% 239,963
1968 S3 72% George McGovern* (D) 158,961 56.8% Archie Gubbrud (R) 120,951 43.2% 0 0.0% 279,912
1968 G 71% Frank Farrar (R) 159,646 57.7% Robert Chamberlin (D) 117,260 42.3% 0 0.0% 276,906
1966 S2 58% Karl Mundt* (R) 150,517 66.3% Donn Wright (D) 76,563 33.7% 0 0.0% 227,080
1966 G 58% Nils Boe* (R) 131,710 57.7% Robert Chamberlin (D) 96,504 42.3% 0 0.0% 228,214
1964 G 74% Nils Boe (R) 150,151 51.7% John Lindley (D) 140,419 48.3% 0 0.0% 290,570
1962 G 65% Archie Gubbrud* (R) 143,682 56.1% Ralph Herseth (D) 112,438 43.9% 0 0.0% 256,120
1962 S3 65% George McGovern (D) 127,458 50.1% Joe Bottum* (R) 126,861 49.9% 0 0.0% 254,319
1960 G 77% Archie Gubbrud (R) 154,530 50.7% Ralph Herseth* (D) 150,095 49.3% 0 0.0% 304,625
1960 S2 77% Karl Mundt* (R) 160,181 52.4% George McGovern (D) 145,261 47.6% 0 0.0% 305,442
1958 G 63% Ralph Herseth (D) 132,761 51.4% Phil Saunders (R) 125,520 48.6% 0 0.0% 258,281
1956 G 71% Joe Foss* (R) 158,819 54.4% Ralph Herseth (D) 133,198 45.6% 0 0.0% 292,017
1956 S3 71% Francis Case* (R) 147,621 50.8% Kenneth Holum (D) 143,001 49.2% 0 0.0% 290,622
1954 G 58% Joe Foss (R) 133,878 56.7% Ed Martin (D) 102,377 43.3% 0 0.0% 236,255
1954 S2 58% Karl Mundt* (R) 135,071 57.3% Kenneth Holum (D) 100,674 42.7% 0 0.0% 235,745
1952 G 72% Sigurd Anderson* (R) 203,102 70.2% Sherman Iverson (D) 86,413 29.8% 0 0.0% 289,515
1950 G 63% Sigurd Anderson (R) 154,254 60.9% Joe Robbie (D) 99,062 39.1% 0 0.0% 253,316
1950 S3 63% Francis Case* (R) 160,670 63.9% John Engel (D) 90,692 36.1% 0 0.0% 251,362
1948 G 62% George T. Mickelson* (R) 149,883 61.1% Harold Volz (D) 95,489 38.9% 0 0.0% 245,372
1948 S2 62% Karl Mundt (R) 144,084 59.3% John Engel (D) 98,749 40.7% 0 0.0% 242,833
1946 G 41% George T. Mickelson (R) 108,998 67.2% Richard Haeder (D) 53,294 32.8% 0 0.0% 162,292
1944 S3 58% Chan Gurney* (R) 145,248 63.9% George Bradshaw (D) 82,199 36.1% 0 0.0% 227,447
1944 G 58% Merrell Sharpe* (R) 148,646 65.5% Lynn Fellows (D) 78,276 34.5% 0 0.0% 226,922
1942 S2 47% Harlan Bushfield (R) 106,704 58.7% Tom Berry (D) 74,945 41.3% 0 0.0% 181,649
1942 G 46% Merrell Sharpe (R) 109,786 61.5% Lewis Bicknell (D) 68,706 38.5% 0 0.0% 178,492
1940 G 78% Harlan Bushfield* (R) 167,686 55.1% Lewis Bicknell (D) 136,428 44.9% 0 0.0% 304,114
1938 S3 76% Chan Gurney (R) 146,813 52.5% Tom Berry (D) 133,064 47.5% 0 0.0% 279,877
1938 S3 73% Gladys Pyle (R) 155,292 58.1% John McCullen (D) 112,177 41.9% 0 0.0% 267,469
1938 G 76% Harlan Bushfield (R) 149,362 54.0% Oscar Fosheim (D) 127,485 46.0% 0 0.0% 276,847
1936 G 79% Leslie Jensen (R) 151,659 51.6% Tom Berry* (D) 142,255 48.4% 0 0.0% 293,914
1936 S2 78% William Bulow* (D) 141,509 48.8% Chan Gurney (R) 135,461 46.7% 12,816 [+] 4.4% 289,786
*: incumbent               +: ran on additional party lines               Type: G: Governor; S1,S2,S3: Senate Class 1, 2 or 3
italics: special election

Other Statewide Election Results for South Dakota

YearTypeTurnoutWinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes
2022 AG 37% Marty Jackley (R) 257,419 100.0%       0 0.0% 257,419
2022 AUD 48% Rich Sattgast* (R) 206,633 62.7% Stephanie Marty (D) 105,163 31.9% 18,001 [+] 5.5% 329,797
2022 LG 0% Larry Rhoden* (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
2022 SOS 48% Montae Johnson (R) 212,348 63.9% Tom Cool (D) 119,975 36.1% 0 0.0% 332,323
2022 SPL 47% Brock Greenfield (R) 215,742 66.7% Timothy Azure (D) 107,518 33.3% 0 0.0% 323,260
2022 TRE 47% Josh Haeder* (R) 219,334 67.0% John Cunningham (D) 107,916 33.0% 0 0.0% 327,250
2018 AG 50% Jason Ravnsborg (R) 179,071 55.2% Randy Seiler (D) 145,558 44.8% 0 0.0% 324,629
2018 AUD 48% Rich Sattgast (R) 202,055 64.0% Tom Cool (D) 113,628 36.0% 0 0.0% 315,683
2018 LG 0% Larry Rhoden (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
2018 SOS 49% Steve Barnett (R) 211,064 65.2% Alexandra Frederick (D) 112,807 34.8% 0 0.0% 323,871
2018 SPL 47% Ryan Brunner* (R) 193,434 62.4% Woody Houser (D) 116,786 37.6% 0 0.0% 310,220
2018 TRE 48% Josh Haeder (R) 195,019 62.3% Aaron Matson (D) 117,763 37.7% 0 0.0% 312,782
2014 AG 40% Marty Jackley* (R) 208,848 82.0% Chad Haber (Lbt) 45,856 18.0% 0 0.0% 254,704
2014 AUD 38% Steve Barnett* (R) 191,755 79.9% Kurt Evans (Lbt) 48,103 20.1% 0 0.0% 239,858
2014 LG 0% Matthew Michels (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
2014 SOS 41% Shantel Krebs (R) 155,647 60.2% Angelia Schultz (D) 84,181 32.6% 18,586 [+] 7.2% 258,414
2014 SPL 36% Ryan Brunner (R) 174,810 76.5% John English (Lbt) 53,836 23.5% 0 0.0% 228,646
2014 TRE 40% Rich Sattgast* (R) 155,758 61.2% Denny Pierson (D) 85,202 33.5% 13,615 [+] 5.3% 254,575
2010 AG 50% Marty Jackley* (R) 202,499 66.9% Ron Volesky (D) 100,182 33.1% 0 0.0% 302,681
2010 AUD 49% Steve Barnett (R) 181,975 60.8% Julie Bartling (D) 117,218 39.2% 0 0.0% 299,193
2010 LG 0% Matthew Michels (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
2010 SOS 49% Jason Gant (R) 163,828 54.2% Ben Nesselhuf (D) 118,635 39.2% 19,971 [+] 6.6% 302,434
2010 SPL 46% Jarrod Johnson* (R) 188,985 66.5% Bob Pille (D) 95,244 33.5% 0 0.0% 284,229
2010 TRE 48% Rich Sattgast (R) 191,408 65.3% Tom Katus (D) 101,924 34.7% 0 0.0% 293,332
2006 AG 55% Larry Long* (R) 207,079 64.7% Ron Volesky (D) 104,267 32.6% 8,904 [+] 2.8% 320,250
2006 AUD 35% Rich Sattgast* (R) 200,372 100.0%       0 0.0% 200,372
2006 LG 0% Dennis Daugaard* (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
2006 SOS 38% Chris Nelson* (R) 217,518 100.0%       0 0.0% 217,518
2006 SPL 53% Jarrod Johnson (R) 153,470 49.6% Bryce Healy* (D) 148,000 47.9% 7,706 [+] 2.5% 309,176
2006 TRE 35% Vernon Larson* (R) 200,909 100.0%       0 0.0% 200,909
2002 AG 58% Larry Long (R) 174,513 53.5% Ron Volesky (D) 139,451 42.8% 12,131 [+] 3.7% 326,095
2002 AUD 56% Rich Sattgast (R) 161,347 51.7% Dick Butler (D) 150,822 48.3% 0 0.0% 312,169
2002 LG 0% Dennis Daugaard (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
2002 SOS 58% Chris Nelson (R) 181,571 56.2% Kate Looby (D) 133,886 41.4% 7,878 [+] 2.4% 323,335
2002 SPL 55% Bryce Healy (D) 154,933 49.8% Alan Aker (R) 147,691 47.5% 8,315 [+] 2.7% 310,939
2002 TRE 55% Vernon Larson (R) 181,126 58.2% Scott McGregor (D) 130,099 41.8% 0 0.0% 311,225
1998 AG 42% Mark Barnett* (R) 223,471 100.0%       0 0.0% 223,471
1998 AUD 41% Vernon Larson* (R) 216,230 100.0%       0 0.0% 216,230
1998 LG 0% Carole Hillard* (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
1998 SOS 48% Joyce Hazeltine* (R) 174,353 68.2% Sharon Green (D) 70,082 27.4% 11,116 [+] 4.3% 255,551
1998 SPL 47% Curt Johnson* (D) 133,384 52.9% Marie Ingalls (R) 106,905 42.4% 11,799 [+] 4.7% 252,088
1998 TRE 47% Dick Butler* (D) 142,915 56.6% Gary Drewes (R) 109,518 43.4% 0 0.0% 252,433
1994 AG 60% Mark Barnett* (R) 192,147 62.3% Randy Turner (D) 106,709 34.6% 9,410 [+] 3.1% 308,266
1994 AUD 59% Vernon Larson* (R) 173,692 57.7% Jeff Moser (D) 127,286 42.3% 0 0.0% 300,978
1994 LG 0% Carole Hillard (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
1994 SOS 59% Joyce Hazeltine* (R) 186,280 61.1% Linda Viken (D) 118,635 38.9% 0 0.0% 304,915
1994 SPL 58% Curt Johnson* (D) 159,228 53.3% Bill Riechers (R) 139,241 46.7% 0 0.0% 298,469
1994 TRE 59% Dick Butler (D) 160,192 52.9% Homer Harding* (R) 142,379 47.1% 0 0.0% 302,571
1990 AG 51% Mark Barnett (R) 150,109 59.5% Michael Butler (D) 102,231 40.5% 0 0.0% 252,340
1990 AUD 50% Vernon Larson* (R) 143,539 57.9% Neil Putnam (D) 104,523 42.1% 0 0.0% 248,062
1990 LG 0% Walter Miller* (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
1990 SOS 50% Joyce Hazeltine* (R) 151,257 60.6% Mark Anderson (D) 98,308 39.4% 0 0.0% 249,565
1990 SPL 50% Curt Johnson (D) 134,395 54.0% Tim Amdahl* (R) 114,461 46.0% 0 0.0% 248,856
1990 TRE 50% Homer Harding (R) 132,508 53.4% Gene Wiegand (D) 115,416 46.6% 0 0.0% 247,924
1986 AG 59% Roger Tellinghuisen (R) 153,871 53.5% Jeff Masten (D) 133,577 46.5% 0 0.0% 287,448
1986 AUD 58% Vernon Larson* (R) 151,122 53.5% Ruth Sutton (D) 131,147 46.5% 0 0.0% 282,269
1986 LG 0% Walter Miller (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
1986 SOS 58% Joyce Hazeltine (R) 143,502 50.6% Shirley Halleen (D) 140,109 49.4% 0 0.0% 283,611
1986 SPL 57% Tim Amdahl (R) 142,039 50.5% George Kane (D) 139,226 49.5% 0 0.0% 281,265
1986 TRE 58% David Volk* (R) 165,306 58.4% Robert Schaub (D) 117,559 41.6% 0 0.0% 282,865
1982 AG 56% Mark Meierhenry* (R) 153,729 56.2% Rod Lefhelz (D) 119,697 43.8% 0 0.0% 273,426
1982 AUD 54% Vernon Larson* (R) 158,950 60.1% Delores Ginsbach (D) 105,723 39.9% 0 0.0% 264,673
1982 LG 0% Lowell Hansen* (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
1982 SOS 55% Alice Kundert* (R) 180,989 67.4% Myrt Klukas (D) 87,466 32.6% 0 0.0% 268,455
1982 SPL 54% Julian Cheney (R) 135,447 51.7% Jim Robinson (D) 126,484 48.3% 0 0.0% 261,931
1982 TRE 54% David Volk* (R) 165,810 62.3% William Decker (D) 100,144 37.7% 0 0.0% 265,954
1978 AG 58% Mark Meierhenry (R) 141,891 57.2% Max Gors (D) 106,199 42.8% 0 0.0% 248,090
1978 AUD 57% Vernon Larson (R) 137,272 56.1% Arnie Stenseth (D) 107,546 43.9% 0 0.0% 244,818
1978 LG 0% Lowell Hansen (R) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
1978 SOS 58% Alice Kundert (R) 142,104 57.0% Saundra Meyer (D) 107,348 43.0% 0 0.0% 249,452
1978 SPL 57% Jack Gerken (R) 123,476 50.4% George Kane* (D) 121,282 49.6% 0 0.0% 244,758
1978 TRE 58% David Volk* (R) 153,208 61.5% Mary Long (D) 95,896 38.5% 0 0.0% 249,104
1974 AG 62% William Janklow (R) 173,658 66.7% Kermit Sande* (D) 86,865 33.3% 0 0.0% 260,523
1974 AUD 63% Alice Kundert* (R) 145,672 54.9% Jack Kolbo (D) 119,485 45.1% 0 0.0% 265,157
1974 LG 0% Harvey Wollman (D) 0 0.0%       0 0.0% 0
1974 SOS 64% Lorna Herseth* (D) 153,317 57.3% Joyce Hazeltine (R) 114,429 42.7% 0 0.0% 267,746
1974 SPL 62% George Kane* (D) 138,499 53.3% Edward Goss (R) 121,499 46.7% 0 0.0% 259,998
1974 TRE 63% David Volk* (R) 134,252 50.7% Tom Maher (D) 130,654 49.3% 0 0.0% 264,906
1972 AG 66% Kermit Sande (D) 152,835 51.6% Ron Schmidt (R) 143,367 48.4% 0 0.0% 296,202
1972 AUD 66% Alice Kundert* (R) 151,359 51.5% Lyle Wendell (D) 142,389 48.5% 0 0.0% 293,748
1972 SOS 66% Lorna Herseth (D) 156,723 52.9% Carol Bush (R) 139,492 47.1% 0 0.0% 296,215
1972 SPL 65% George Kane (D) 148,774 51.1% Jacob Burg (R) 142,643 48.9% 0 0.0% 291,417
1972 TRE 66% David Volk (R) 150,027 51.3% Meade Hallock (D) 142,703 48.7% 0 0.0% 292,730
1970 AG 56% Gordon Mydland* (R) 116,493 50.4% Ramon Roubideaux (D) 114,633 49.6% 0 0.0% 231,126
1970 AUD 56% Alice Kundert* (R) 116,454 50.9% William Schroeder (D) 112,543 49.1% 0 0.0% 228,997
1970 LG 57% William Dougherty (D) 117,855 50.5% Bob Bartron (R) 115,451 49.5% 0 0.0% 233,306
1970 SOS 57% Alma Larson* (R) 136,094 58.4% Ruth Eubank (D) 96,756 41.6% 0 0.0% 232,850
1970 SPL 55% Ralph Ginn (R) 122,746 53.8% Kenne Fridley (D) 105,571 46.2% 0 0.0% 228,317
1970 TRE 56% Neal Strand* (R) 124,120 54.3% Barbara Authier (D) 104,481 45.7% 0 0.0% 228,601
1968 AG 68% Gordon Mydland (R) 148,366 55.7% James Abourezk (D) 118,045 44.3% 0 0.0% 266,411
1968 AUD 68% Alice Kundert (R) 142,975 53.8% Robert Foster (D) 122,645 46.2% 0 0.0% 265,620
1968 LG 69% James Abdnor (R) 149,253 55.8% George Blue (D) 118,327 44.2% 0 0.0% 267,580
1968 SOS 69% Alma Larson* (R) 161,623 60.0% Dorothy Guffey (D) 107,859 40.0% 0 0.0% 269,482
1968 SPL 69% Bernard Linn* (R) 145,840 54.4% Kermit Sande (D) 122,060 45.6% 0 0.0% 267,900
1968 TRE 68% Neal Strand (R) 149,700 56.5% Peter Johansen (D) 115,359 43.5% 0 0.0% 265,059
1966 AG 57% Frank Farrar* (R) 141,734 64.0% Robert Swanson (D) 79,670 36.0% 0 0.0% 221,404
1966 AUD 56% Lloyd Jorgenson (R) 130,411 59.7% Robert Foster (D) 88,151 40.3% 0 0.0% 218,562
1966 LG 56% Lem Overpeck* (R) 128,172 58.2% Ralph Nauman (D) 92,187 41.8% 0 0.0% 220,359
1966 SOS 56% Alma Larson* (R) 139,128 62.9% Dorothy Guffey (D) 81,889 37.1% 0 0.0% 221,017
1966 SPL 56% Bernard Linn* (R) 133,554 60.9% Virgil Haley (D) 85,637 39.1% 0 0.0% 219,191
1966 TRE 56% Al Hamre (R) 134,393 61.3% Peter Johansen (D) 84,958 38.7% 0 0.0% 219,351
1964 AG 72% Frank Farrar* (R) 157,848 55.8% William Grady (D) 125,047 44.2% 0 0.0% 282,895
1964 AUD 72% Al Hamre* (R) 147,896 52.5% Pete Peterson (D) 133,815 47.5% 0 0.0% 281,711
1964 LG 72% Lem Overpeck (R) 141,212 50.1% Robert Chamberlin (D) 140,882 49.9% 0 0.0% 282,094
1964 SOS 72% Alma Larson (R) 152,124 53.9% Loretta Lewin (D) 130,039 46.1% 0 0.0% 282,163
1964 SPL 72% Bernard Linn* (R) 150,911 53.6% James McGuire (D) 130,881 46.4% 0 0.0% 281,792
1964 TRE 71% Lloyd Jorgenson* (R) 145,864 52.1% Herman Jacobs (D) 134,340 47.9% 0 0.0% 280,204
1962 AG 62% Frank Farrar (R) 137,836 56.1% Thomas Poe (D) 107,897 43.9% 0 0.0% 245,733
1962 AUD 62% Al Hamre (R) 143,074 58.2% Alton Ishol (D) 102,753 41.8% 0 0.0% 245,827
1962 LG 63% Nils Boe (R) 139,512 56.2% Mike Schirmer (D) 108,817 43.8% 0 0.0% 248,329
1962 SOS 63% Essie Wiedenman* (R) 136,742 54.9% Selma Sandness (D) 112,402 45.1% 0 0.0% 249,144
1962 SPL 63% Bernard Linn* (R) 141,635 57.2% Francis McNeary (D) 106,052 42.8% 0 0.0% 247,687
1962 TRE 62% Lloyd Jorgenson (R) 138,849 56.4% Henry Perron (D) 107,170 43.6% 0 0.0% 246,019
1960 AG 76% A.C. Miller (R) 160,299 53.7% Parnell Donohue* (D) 138,320 46.3% 0 0.0% 298,619
1960 AUD 75% Betty Lou Larson (R) 158,641 53.4% Harriet Horning* (D) 138,186 46.6% 0 0.0% 296,827
1960 LG 76% Joe Bottum (R) 153,083 51.3% John Lindley* (D) 145,518 48.7% 0 0.0% 298,601
1960 SOS 76% Essie Wiedenman (R) 155,232 52.0% Selma Sandness* (D) 143,135 48.0% 0 0.0% 298,367
1960 SPL 42% Bernard Linn* (R) 167,168 100.0% Fred Dean (D) 129,509 77.5% -129,509 -77.5% 167,168
1960 TRE 75% Al Hamre* (R) 165,782 56.2% Otto Haeder (D) 129,398 43.8% 0 0.0% 295,180
*: incumbent               +: ran on additional party lines
Type: AG: Attorney General; AUD: Auditor; LG: Lt. Governor; SOS: Secretary of State; SPL: Comm. of Schools & Public Lands; TRE: Treasurer
italics: special election

Voter Registration Data for South Dakota

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YearTotalRepublicanDemocratOtherR/D EdgeR/D Edge %VAPOP %
2023 602,625 301,657 50.1% 147,732 24.5% 153,236 25.4% Rep +153,925 Rep +25.5% 87%
2022 597,148 296,491 49.7% 151,464 25.4% 149,193 25.0% Rep +145,027 Rep +24.3% 86%
2020 578,656 277,782 48.0% 158,833 27.4% 142,041 24.5% Rep +118,949 Rep +20.6% 84%
2018 545,289 256,496 47.0% 158,968 29.2% 129,825 23.8% Rep +97,528 Rep +17.9% 81%
2016 544,516 252,116 46.3% 170,694 31.3% 121,706 22.4% Rep +81,422 Rep +15.0% 83%
2014 521,025 240,544 46.2% 176,165 33.8% 104,316 20.0% Rep +64,379 Rep +12.4% 81%
2012 519,200 239,205 46.1% 187,063 36.0% 92,932 17.9% Rep +52,142 Rep +10.0% 83%
2010 518,270 237,809 45.9% 193,113 37.3% 87,348 16.9% Rep +44,696 Rep +8.6% 85%
2008 530,462 241,528 45.5% 204,413 38.5% 84,521 15.9% Rep +37,115 Rep +7.0% 88%
2006 507,117 240,091 47.3% 190,905 37.6% 76,121 15.0% Rep +49,186 Rep +9.7% 86%
2004 502,168 238,480 47.5% 191,523 38.1% 72,165 14.4% Rep +46,957 Rep +9.4% 87%
2002 475,984 228,200 47.9% 183,343 38.5% 64,441 13.5% Rep +44,857 Rep +9.4% 84%
2000 471,152 226,906 48.2% 181,129 38.4% 63,117 13.4% Rep +45,777 Rep +9.7% 85%
1998 452,901 219,624 48.5% 179,195 39.6% 54,082 11.9% Rep +40,429 Rep +8.9% 84%
1996 459,971 223,932 48.7% 184,262 40.1% 51,777 11.3% Rep +39,670 Rep +8.6% 87%
1994 431,773 212,444 49.2% 176,881 41.0% 42,448 9.8% Rep +35,563 Rep +8.2% 83%
1992 448,292 215,285 48.0% 189,935 42.4% 43,072 9.6% Rep +25,350 Rep +5.7% 88%
1990 420,351 207,036 49.3% 180,181 42.9% 33,134 7.9% Rep +26,855 Rep +6.4% 85%
1988 440,301 216,510 49.2% 188,552 42.8% 35,239 8.0% Rep +27,958 Rep +6.3% 89%
1986 428,097 208,935 48.8% 184,720 43.1% 34,442 8.0% Rep +24,215 Rep +5.7% 87%
VAPOP% is the estimated percentage of voting age population that is registered.
Registration data may include "inactive" voters.   Data for each year pertains to the November elections.

Partisan Legislative Composition for South Dakota

YearU.S. House
RepDemOther
2022 1 0 0
2020 1 0 0
2018 1 0 0
2016 1 0 0
2014 1 0 0
2012 1 0 0
2010 1 0 0
2008 0 1 0
2006 0 1 0
2004 0 1 0
2002 1 0 0
2000 1 0 0
1998 1 0 0
1996 1 0 0
1994 0 1 0
1992 0 1 0
1990 0 1 0
1988 0 1 0
1986 0 1 0
1984 0 1 0
1982 0 1 0
1980 1 1 0
1978 1 1 0
1976 2 0 0
1974 2 0 0
1972 1 1 0
1970 0 2 0
1968 2 0 0
1966 2 0 0
1964 2 0 0
1962 2 0 0
1960 2 0 0
1958 1 1 0
1956 1 1 0
1954 2 0 0
1952 2 0 0
1950 2 0 0
1948 2 0 0
1946 2 0 0
1944 2 0 0
1942 2 0 0
1940 2 0 0
1938 2 0 0
1936 1 1 0
YearState Senate
RepDemOther
2022 31 4 0
2020 32 3 0
2018 30 5 0
2016 29 6 0
2014 27 8 0
2012 28 7 0
2010 30 5 0
2008 21 14 0
2006 20 15 0
2004 25 10 0
2002 26 9 0
2000 24 11 0
1998 22 13 0
1996 22 13 0
1994 19 16 0
1992 15 20 0
1990 18 17 0
1988 20 15 0
1986 24 11 0
1984 25 10 0
1982 26 9 0
1980 25 10 0
1978 24 11 0
1976 24 11 0
1974 16 19 0
1972 17 18 0
1970 24 11 0
1968 27 8 0
1966 29 6 0
1964 19 15 1
1962 26 9 0
1960 23 12 0
1958 15 20 0
1956 18 17 0
1954 29 6 0
1952 35 0 0
1950 29 6 0
1948 27 8 0
1946 35 0 0
1944 35 0 0
1942 31 4 0
1940 31 4 0
1938 30 5 0
1936 23 22 0
YearState House
RepDemOther
2022 63 7 0
2020 62 8 0
2018 59 11 0
2016 60 10 0
2014 58 12 0
2012 53 17 0
2010 50 19 1
2008 46 24 0
2006 50 20 0
2004 51 19 0
2002 49 21 0
2000 50 20 0
1998 52 18 0
1996 47 23 0
1994 45 24 1
1992 41 29 0
1990 45 25 0
1988 46 24 0
1986 48 22 0
1984 57 13 0
1982 52 18 0
1980 49 21 0
1978 48 22 0
1976 48 22 0
1974 37 33 0
1972 [1] 35 35 0
1970 45 30 0
1968 59 16 0
1966 64 11 0
1964 45 30 0
1962 58 17 0
1960 57 18 0
1958 43 32 0
1956 48 27 0
1954 57 18 0
1952 73 2 0
1950 66 9 0
1948 64 11 0
1946 71 4 0
1944 72 3 0
1942 69 6 0
1940 65 10 0
1938 62 13 0
1936 66 37 0
The partisan breakdowns shown are ones which took effect following the general elections in the specified year.

[1] A Democrat, Gene N. LeBrun, was elected Speaker, and the Democrats organized and ran the House.

Source for state legislature data and notations: Wikipedia