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South Dakota Profile

Key Figures:

  • 1 Seat: 1R, 0D
  • No US House incumbent has lost in South Dakota since 1982 until 2010 when incumbent Stephanie
    Herseth Sandlin lost her first bid for reelection

 

South Dakota Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

16th (22.4)

 

Representation

30th (25.6)

Margin of Victory

1st (2.4)

 

Seats-to-Votes

50th (48.9)

Landslide Index

1st (0)

 

House Turnout

4th (53.2)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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--

21.6

25.2

21.6

11.6

23.6

23.2

25

22.4

Voter Turnout

67%

59%

61%

48%

58%

60%

69%

57.9%

63.3%

53.2%

Representation Index

46%

35%

35%

36%

43%

32%

37%

40%

42.8%

25.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

31%

40%

42%

25%

27%

47%

47%

30.9%

32.4%

51.9%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

100/0

100/0

0/100

0/100

0/100

0/100

100/0

100/0

100/0

0/100

Drop-Off Voters

1%

1.8%

0.2%

1.3%

0.4%

-0.7%

-0.3%

0.6%

0.8%

-0.7%

Avg Margin of Victory

42%

23%

21%

50%

49%

8%

7%

40.4%

35.1%

2.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

27-69-4

37-60-4

58-37-5

75-25-0

73-25-2

53-46-1

46-53-1

29-69-2

32.4-67.6-0

48.1-45.9-6

Seats for (R-D-O%)

0-100-0

0-100-0

100-0-0

100-0-1

100-0-0

100-0-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

100-0-0

Seat Changes

--

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

                                      Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

U.S. House (R-D-O)

1-0-0

0-1-0

0-1-0

0-1-0

1-0-0

Landslide Index

0%

0%

100%

100%

0%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

1

1

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

0

0

0

1

0

No Contest: 40+

0

0

1

0

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

NA

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

NA

1/1

1/1

1/1

0/1

Landslide / Total Incumbent

NA

0/1

1/1

1/1

0/1

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

NA

NA

0/0

0/0

0/0

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

NA

0/1

0/1

1/1

0/0

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

0

0

0

0

0

Uncontested Primary

0

--

--

1

--

Elected Women

0

1

1

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

                                       Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

U.S. House (R-D-O)

0-1-0

0-1-0

1-0-0

1-0-0

1-0-0

Landslide Index

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

0

1

1

0

0

No Contest: 40+

1

0

0

1

1

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

1 / 1

1/1

0/1

1/1

1/1

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

1 / 1

1/1

NA

1/1

1/1

Landslide / Total Incumbent

1 / 1

1/1

NA

1/1

1/1

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

NA

NA

NA

1/1

1/1

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1 / 1

1/1

NA

NA

NA

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

1

1

0

0

1

Uncontested Primary

1

1

0

1

1

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

                                      Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

U.S. House (R-D-O)

0-1-0

0-1-0

0-1-0

0-1-0

0-1-0

Landslide Index

0%

0%

0%

100%

100%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

1

0

0

0

0

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

1

1

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

0

0

0

0

1

No Contest: 40+

0

0

0

1

0

Uncontested

0

0

0

0

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

1/2

1/1

0/1

1/1

1/1

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

1/2

1/1

NA

1/1

1/1

Landslide / Total Incumbent

0/2

0/1

NA

1/1

1/1

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

0/1

NA

NA

NA

NA

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1/2

0/1

NA

1/1

1/1

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

0

0

0

0

1

Uncontested Primary

1

1

0

1

1

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

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