Republicans in the South Dakota legislature just declared a state of emergency. Why? So when they overturn a major anti-corruption law that voters passed at the ballot last November, those voters won’t be able to fight them. Apparently, a law overturned due to a state of emergency can’t be repealed by voters with another referendum.
The New York Times Editorial Board called the move “shameless” and “cunning” in today’s paper, and I couldn’t agree more.
Here’s the editorial: