I reached out to the legislators who are leading the effort to refer the awful initiated Measure 22 to the courts for a review, and Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd responded with the following statement:
I swore an oath to support, defend and protect the Constitutions of the state of South Dakota and the United States. I take that seriously.
Challenging IM 22 is one step in that process as it so blatantly disregards both documents. Its passage has created a constitutional crisis in our state that reaches from the Governor’s chair through every elected official in our state making de-facto criminals out of every elected office holder and giving only two choices; resign the office and abandon the voters or remain and commit a crime. Clear, direct and decisive action was needed without additional delay.
As South Dakota citizens become better acquainted with the multitude of problems created by this law that was forced into South Dakota by activists from out of state, I am confident that they will join us in the effort to correct the problems this initiated measure has created.
Thank you Senator Curd for your efforts against this measure where South Dakotans were victimized by a false advertising campaign