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Governor urges AG to resign after fatal crash; SD House lawmakers begin impeachment proceedings

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota House lawmakers have begun impeachment proceedings against the state’s attorney general, who is facing misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car. Republican lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution in the House to impeach Jason Ravnsborg, the state’s top law enforcement officer. He has indicated he will not heed calls to resign. The Republican attorney general faces three misdemeanor charges in the September death of 55-year-old Joseph Boever. It will require a simple majority to advance the impeachment charges to the Senate. There, it would require two-thirds of senators to convict and remove him from office.

2021.02.23.RELEASE – Mortenson Statement on Impeachment

2021.02.23.RELEASE – Articles of Impeachment

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is calling for the resignation of the state’s attorney general who is facing misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car. Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has indicated he will not step down while he waits for the case against him to proceed. Prosecutors have charged Ravnsborg with three misdemeanors but no felonies in the September death of 55-year-old Joseph Boever. Noem said Tuesday that Ravnsborg should resign now that he has been charged. She has promised to release more details from the crash investigation.

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