LIVE RESULTS

South Dakota

South Dakota entered the Union in November 1889, one of four states admitted in the first part of that month, the busiest period of new-statehood creation in U.S. history. South Dakota is reliably Republican in presidential elections – only voting Democratic four times, most recently in 1964 when Lyndon Johnson won a landslide victory over Barry Goldwater. South Dakota is one of six states with the minimum three electoral votes. In 2020, Donald Trump defeated Joe Biden by a margin of 26 points.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2024 ELECTION

Safe Republican
2024 South Dakota Polls

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
35.6% 61.8%
2016
31.7% 61.5%
2012
39.9% 57.9%
2008
44.8% 53.2%
2004
38.4% 59.9%
2000
37.6% 60.3%
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Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
R
1980
R
1984
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1988
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1992
R
1996
R
2000
R
2004
R
2008
R
2012
R
2016
R
2020
R

Electoral College Votes

Republican
Democratic
Progressive

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Tap or hover to see names.

U.S. Senate Voting History

Class 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022
1
2
R
D
D
D
R
R
3
D
D
D
R
R
R
R

Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022
1
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R

Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.

Governor Voting History

1978
R
1982
R
1986
R
1990
R
1994
R
1998
R
2002
R
2006
R
2010
R
2014
R
2018
R
2022
R

Data: Wikipedia through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.