Ethics complaint filed with South Dakota Secretary of State over mass political attack texts

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -Some South Dakota voters are filing ethics complaints with the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office. The complaints have to do with a text message sent out last Wednesday, targeting a Republican lawmaker from Rapid City who is the sponsor of a bill that would require the governor to release the amount of money spent on security while she campaigned out of state for former President Trump.

On January 27th a message was sent to a list of voters in District 33, which includes Rapid City. It targets Republican Representative Taffy Howard. It says “Why is South Dakota Republican Taffy Howard working with liberal Democrats to attack conservative Governor Kristi Noem.”