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Standing Firm on Principle and Upholding our Constitution in South Dakota

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Our Day in Federal Court Coming Soon......


Update:  All systems are go for our trial starting tomorrow morning!

Remember, it is in the FEDERAL courthouse in Sioux Falls on Phillips Avenue starting at 9am. It is advised to get there no later than between 8:30-8:45. Courtroom 1.


We have been very actively involved in litigation against the State of South Dakota regarding current ballot access laws in our state.  Our lawsuit has gone through a lengthy process for over 2 1/2 years now.  Throughout this long journey for justice, we have been blessed to be represented by a superb legal team with the ACLU and South Dakota's own, Mr. Brendan Johnson. We are hopeful for a successful conclusion to our case very soon.

Unless there is new legislation passed by our State Legislature resolving what we consider to be unconstitutional statutes, prior to February 6, 2018, we will be going to trial.

The tentative trial date has been set for February 6th & 7th in the Federal Courthouse located in Sioux Falls starting at 9:00am in courtroom 1.

We encourage party members and all interested members of the public to join us as we embark on this final step toward opening up ballot access and providing the voters of South Dakota with more options on the ballot in the near future.

Stay tuned for updates as they develop!

Membership Dues

It has been several years since we have suggested voluntary annual membership dues.  Most of our state parties across the nation have used this tool in order to maintain at least a minimum amount of funds to take care of basic expenses.

While it certainly is free to register to vote with the Constitution Party of South Dakota, we are encouraging our members to make a minimum donation of $20 per year or more to help us with expenses and activities throughout the year.  With 2018 poised to be a very exciting election year, your donations would be especially helpful and appreciated.

You may donate by debit/credit card by hitting one of the "donate" buttons along the right side of the page or scroll down to the bottom for our party's mailing address if you would prefer to send a check or money order.  Please make sure you select to SHARE YOUR ADDRESS if you are donating online as this information is necessary for reporting purposes.

Thank you for your generous support!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Kurt Evans ends bid for Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 23, 2017

We are sorry to announce that Kurt Evans has decided to withdraw from seeking our party's nomination for Governor of South Dakota. 

We invite other Patriots to step up to the plate and seek our party's nomination for Governor and other offices in the 2018 elections.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Recruiting Candidates for 2018!




We are actively recruiting candidates for US House of Representatives and all Legislative seats throughout South Dakota! Although we have 1 declared candidate for Governor at this time, additional party members are of course free to throw their hat in the ring as well.

All candidates will go through a brief vetting process unless they are known to have a good grasp of constitutional principles.  Many good people refer to themselves as constitutionists without realizing  that some popular conservative issues are not constitutional at all.  We will work with prospective candidates willing to commit to gaining a better understanding of true constitutional principles with a desire to serve We The People!

Candidates must also be committed to a 100% Pro-Life stance, no exceptions, to be eligible to run for office under the Constitution Party label (National Party mandate).

If you desire to run for one of the offices listed above with the Constitution Party of South Dakota, please contact the State Chairman, Lori Stacey, preferably no later than December 31, 2017 at 605-400-3568.

We are also in major need of funds to go into the 2018 election cycle so we can be effective and competitive in the 2018 elections.  Please hit the "donate" button today!  You may also send check or money order to the address at bottom of this page. 

We are looking forward to an exciting and competitive 2018!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kurt Evans announces run for Governor of South Dakota


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Constitution Party of South Dakota has its first declared statewide candidate for 2018.

Former US Senate candidate Kurt Evans of Wessington Springs announced his intent to seek the Constitution Party's nomination for Governor of South Dakota on September 23, 2017.

His campaign email address is Kurt.Evans@live.com.



Kurt Evans Bio
 
Evans is a native of Wessington Springs and the elder son of the late country musician Kyle Evans, who was named the official troubadour of South Dakota's 1989 centennial celebration and inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

Kurt Evans studied mathematics and science education at South Dakota State University, graduating with academic honors in the class of 1993. He became a high school teacher and basketball coach and was eventually certified as a highly qualified teacher for more than a hundred core content assignments.

In 1996, Evans served as a South Dakota delegate to the national convention that nominated the late Howard Phillips as the Constitution Party's candidate for President.

Evans joined the Libertarian Party in 2002 and received just over 3,000 votes as its 2002 U.S. Senate candidate. He received just over 48,000 votes (20.1 percent) as the Libertarian candidate for South Dakota State Auditor in 2014.

Evans rejoined the Constitution Party in 2016. He was nominated for the U.S. Senate contingent on the state party's pending ballot-access lawsuit, but the party's motions to place a 2016 U.S. Senate candidate on the ballot were rejected.

Evans says he believes he's uniquely qualified to help his fellow South Dakotans understand the principles of the United States Constitution, apply those principles to government at both the federal and state levels, and recognize the tragic long-term consequences of abandoning them.

The campaign's email address is Kurt.Evans@live.com.



Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Message

Today is a day to remember all those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.  May their families always feel the comfort of their countrymen.

The best way we could honor them would be to swiftly work toward bringing all of our troops home so we don't have to add more names to the long list of fallen on this day of remembrance in 2018.

As Dr. Ron Paul has said many times,  "They just marched in, so they can just march back out."

Friday, February 3, 2017

CP of South Dakota calls for Impeachment hearings

For Immediate Release:

Constitution Party of South Dakota response to the travesty committed upon the voters of South Dakota due to the repeal of IM-22.

There were some absolutely heroic efforts by a few Legislators that displayed the utmost of integrity in making repeated, courageous attempts to force their colleagues to do the right thing on behalf of the people of South Dakota. Unfortunately, they were sadly far-outnumbered by a majority ruled by men, instead of by law and ethics.

Perhaps there can't be a more shameful example of why our Founding Fathers were rightly so adamant in creating a Constitutional Republic restrained by the rule of law instead of a Democracy ruled by a mob of men.

Our Legislature did not save us from possibly an unconstitutional citizens' initiative measure. Instead,  those that voted to strip the will of our people's voice at the ballot box, did so, with a complete and arrogant disregard of their duty to allow due process.

The time to honor your oaths should be done as soon as there may be an infringement,  not after a 2-year process of bringing it to the ballot and certainly not only after the voters pass it.

To add egregious further insults to injury, our State Legislature:

1. Created a new, likely unconstitutional bill of their own in order to reverse the will of South Dakota voters.

2. Defiantly slapped an Emergency Clause on it in a boldly unconstitutional misuse of power.

3. The worst part is this new bill was voted on and passed by at least a dozen Legislators that absolutely refused to recuse themselves even after repeated requests to do so due to obvious and direct conflicts of interest.

Therefore, the Constitution Party of South Dakota hereby extends an invitation to the South Dakota Libertarian Party,  the South Dakota Democrat Party and all concerned citizens in South Dakota to join us in a united call upon our SD House of Representatives to begin the impeachment process of at least those members that should not have even voted on HB1069 and/or had the responsibility of barring known members from voting due to an obvious conflict of interest.

Tyranny only runs rampant when good men do nothing.  Together, we can do much better!


Lori Stacey
Constitution Party
Regional Co-Chairman, Midwestern Region

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New Party Officers

For Immediate Release:

Lora Hubbel has decided to step down as State Party Chairman.  We thank her for serving and wish her the best in the future.

The State Central Committee met on Thursday evening,  February 2, 2017 to fill vacancies due to State Chairman's resignation.

Joel Bergan will remain State Party Vice-Chairman.

Kurt Evans has become the new State Party Secretary.

Lori Stacey will resume duties as State Party Chairman and remain Treasurer.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Presidential Nominee Darrell Castle will be joining us!!!



UPDATE:  Registration extended until opening of convention at 1:45 PM on Saturday, July 9th.  Please try to register here online.


Our Presidential Nominee Darrell Castle will be joining us LIVE via Skype at the state convention on Saturday afternoon!!!

Please reserve your seat and then bring your questions for Darrell.   We will have a chance to get the latest updates on the campaign and learn more about him.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Join us on July 9th 2016 for the 2016 Constitution Party State Convention!

The 2016 Constitution Party of South Dakota state convention will be held on July 9, 2016.

Come join us as we nominate Constitutionist candidates for the November 2016 South Dakota ballot!

We already have chosen a fantastic Presidential ticket for 2016 so now it is time to nominate the Castle/Bradley Electors, new state party officers, legislative, congressional and statewide candidates.

The state convention will be held in Sioux Falls at the main library, 200 S. Dakota Avenue, Rooms A&B starting at 1:45 PM on Saturday, July 9th.

All are welcome to attend but only Constitution Party of South Dakota members will be allowed to vote and/or have their name entered into nomination for any office so get your voter registration done early if you are not already a party member.

Early Bird State Convention registration must be done by July 1, 2016.
Regular registration by July 6, 2016.

Reserve your seat today!
2016 CP State Convention