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Mon Jul 16, 2018, 06:38 AM

Powers Falsely Claims Democratic Platform Invalid, Ignores GOP/Trump Failure to Uphold Own Planks

The South Dakota Republican Party has been busy this month throwing mud about the South Dakota Democratic Party. Dan Lederman and his toady Pat Powers have mewled risibly about the Democratic Party exec’s July Fourth tweet of a notable and amusing movie line, pointed out embarrassing errors by SDDP leaders that spoiled ballot access for seven of our statewide candidates and requires us to reconvene and renominate candidates in August, and manufacturing bogus concerns about the slow process of proofreading and publishing our party platform.

Now that the South Dakota Democratic Party platform is available online (it has been for a couple days), and since Powers apparently got no really interesting blog content from his much touted trip to Washington, D.C., the GOP spin machine has to resort to more fakery to make the party’s platform sound like a product of some shameful, secretive, and invalid process:

While everyone has been distracted this week by Democrats finding out they screwed up their convention reporting, invalidating the results of the first one, and forcing them to hold another one, their platform was quietly released [Pat Powers, “Dems Silently Release 2018 Platform from Unlawful Convention…,” Dakota War College, 2018.07.13].


The Democratic Convention held June 15–16 in Sioux Falls was not unlawful. It was conducted in accordance with state law. Unlike the Republican convention, there were no instances of voting fraud or delegates ejected for unruly behavior. The only known violations of state law occurred after the convention closed, when the convention officials failed to sign the certificates of nominations legally made at the convention and failed to deliver those certificates to the Secretary of State within three business days of the closing of the convention. Those errors were big—they invalidated our nominations—but they did not invalidate everything that happened at convention. When he says, “invalidating the results of the first” convention, Powers implies incorrectly that the platform and resolutions that resulted are invalid. The delegates reviewed the platform in subcommittees and in committee of the whole, the delegates authorized a careful style and form review to be conducted by party staff, and that careful review has produced a valid party platform.

There is no controversy about the Democratic platform. Like the Republican platform, it is a very general document, making very general statements that provoke very little real disagreements without reading into them the partisan interpretations that Powers and Lederman need to manufacture headlines.

Read more: http://dakotafreepress.com/2018/07/13/powers-falsely-claims-democratic-platform-invalid-ignores-gop-trump-failure-to-uphold-own-planks/

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Mon Jul 16, 2018, 06:51 AM

1. Poor south Dakota. They'll continue voting R and continue

being shocked when the republicans bankrupt them.

Poor, poor dears.

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