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State Facts

Capitol: Pierre
Nickname: Coyote State; Mount Rushmore State
Bird: Ring-Necked Pheasant
Motto: Under God the People Rule

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama: 39.9%
Mitt Romney: 57.9%

2008

Barack Obama: 44.7%
John McCain: 53.2%

2004

John Kerry: 38.4%
George Bush: 59.9%

2000

Al Gore: 37.6%
George Bush: 60.3%

1996

Bill Clinton: 43.0%
Ross Perot: 9.7%
Bob Dole: 46.5%

1992

Bill Clinton: 37.1%
Ross Perot: 21.8%
George Bush: 40.7%

1988

Michael Dukakis: 46.5%
George Bush: 52.8%

Previous Election Results, other races

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Lowe Democratic 12,283 44.5%
Susan Wismer Democratic 15,311 55.5%

2014 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Weiland Democratic 82,456 29.5%
Gordon Howie Independent 8,474 3.0%
Larry Pressler Independent 47,741 17.1%
Mike Rounds Republican 140,741 50.4%

2014 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Susan Wismer Democratic 70,549 25.4%
Michael Myers Independent 11,377 4.1%
Dennis Daugaard Republican 195,477 70.5%

2014 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Annette Bosworth Republican 4,283 5.7%
Stace Nelson Republican 13,179 17.7%
Jason Ravnsborg Republican 2,066 2.8%
Larry Rhoden Republican 13,593 18.2%
Mike Rounds Republican 41,377 55.5%

2014 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dennis Daugaard Republican 60,017 80.9%
Lora Hubbel Republican 14,196 19.1%

2010 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Scott Heidepriem Democratic 122,037 38.5%
Dennis Daugaard Republican 195,046 61.5%

2010 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Thune Republican 227,947 100.0%

2010 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dennis Daugaard Republican 42,261 50.4%
Gordon Howie Republican 10,426 12.4%
Dave Knudson Republican 13,218 15.8%
Ken Knuppe Republican 3,186 3.8%
Scott Munsterman Republican 14,726 17.6%

2008 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Johnson Democratic 237,889 62.5%
Joel Dykstra Republican 142,784 37.5%

2008 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joel Dykstra Republican 34,598 65.7%
Charles Gonyo Republican 4,983 9.5%
Sam Kephart Republican 13,047 24.8%

2006 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Billion Democratic 22,527 61.9%
Dennis Wiese Democratic 13,862 38.1%

2006 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Billion Democratic 121,226 36.1%
Mike Rounds Republican 206,990 61.7%

2004 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Daschle Democratic 193,340 49.4%
John Thune Republican 197,848 50.6%

2002 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Herman Eilers Democratic 3,558 5.2%
Tim Johnson Democratic 65,438 94.8%

2002 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Abbott Democratic 46,794 68.8%
Jim Hutmacher Democratic 8,847 13.0%
Ron Volesky Democratic 11,481 16.9%

2002 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Johnson Democratic 167,481 49.6%
John Thune Republican 166,957 49.5%

2002 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Abbott Democratic 140,263 41.9%
Mike Rounds Republican 189,920 56.8%

2002 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Barnett Republican 32,868 29.5%
Steve Kirby Republican 29,065 26.1%
Mike Rounds Republican 49,331 44.3%

1998 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bernie Hunhoff Democratic 85,473 32.9%
William Janklow Republican 166,621 64.0%

1998 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Daschle Democratic 162,884 62.1%
Ron Schmidt Republican 95,431 36.4%

1998 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Alan Aker Republican 19,200 37.6%
John Sanders Republican 5,292 10.4%
Ron Schmidt Republican 26,540 52.0%

1996 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tim Johnson Democratic 166,533 51.3%
Larry Pressler Republican 157,954 48.7%