Greetings & Salutations my fellow South Dakotans'! The vote at the State Capital is a travesty of justice. Not only do these State Senators' and House Representative want to repeal IM 22, but they also want to rule on their own lawsuit currently before the court!.
This conduct represents a major conflict of interest! As a Plaintiff/State Office Holder, they cannot in good conscience vote on the repeal of IM 22! But remember, these are the same State Office Holders who intend to take financial advantages from the repeal of IM 22. This is wrong, and exactly what IM 22 was intended to curb political corruption!
What happened to the "conflict of interest" rules? Everyone of the Plaintiffs'/Legislators should have been barred from voting against a law they obviously oppose because of both financial and contractual benefits if it's repealed! I am ashamed of these corrupt political members of both houses of South Dakota's State Government! The State legislature just like a judge "must" refrain from even creating an inference of a conflict of interest. If one exists, they must recuse themselves from any contact with the issue being addressed! This is wrong!