GOP Chairman Statement on Writ of Prohibition regarding seating of Constitution Party Candidates

August 16th, 2018

GOP Chairman Statement on Writ of Prohibition regarding seating of Constitution Party Candidates

This afternoon, a hearing was held regarding the South Dakota Republican Party's request for a writ of prohibition against the Secretary of State's certification of anyone from the Constitution Party for the November ballot because of the party's internal fight over whether one or neither of two factions' claims to the party chairmanship is legitimate, as well as other issues. 

“I’m pleased that after examining the evidence, the Judge concurred with the Republican party’s position that the people vying to be nominated under the Constitution Party banner lacked standing to do so,” Republican Party Chairman Dan Lederman noted after the outcome of the hearing.

“We brought the action to prevent the placement of those claiming to be candidates on the ballot because laws matter. And in a civilized society, you don’t just get to say that you’re a candidate without following state law. And that includes the Constitution party”