PIERRE, S.D. — U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson are both on track to win their Republican primary elections as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.
Johnson had 80% of the 40,010 votes with 216 out of 667 precincts reporting. Johnson beat out Republican challenger Liz Marty May, a former state legislator from Kyle.
“Thousands of South Dakotans have cast their votes, giving us one of the largest congressional primary wins in state history,” Johnson said in an emailed statement Tuesday night.
“No candidate can win a race alone. Thank you for your encouragement, time, contributions, and prayers. This is an unusual and difficult time in our nation’s history. As I move toward the November election and the opportunity to continue representing our state, I’ll remember there is much work still to be done in the service of “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Rounds won 77% of the 40,133 votes, winning the election against challenger Scyller Borglum, a state legislator from Rapid City.
In the Democratic Presidential Primary, South Dakotans voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden over Bernie Sanders. Biden, who served as vice president to Barack Obama during Obama’s two terms as president, will face President Donald Trump in the 2020 November general election.
Biden won 81% of the 21,028 votes from the state’s Democrats with 216 out of 667 precincts reporting.