With all but eight precincts reporting, Democrat Barack Obama may win a historic victory in South Dakota, leading the South Dakota presidential race by 224 votes over the surprising second-place Constitution Party Goode-Clymer ticket. In the U.S. House race, incumbent Kristi Noem clings to a 310-vote lead over challenger Matt Varilek...
...or so you would conclude from the state's official election results website, where Secretary of State Jason Gant is apparently conducting software tests out in the open:
Also leading in Sec. Gant's dry run are Libertarian Public Utilities Commission candidate Russell Clarke and current PUC member Chris Nelson. Gant obviously harbors no hard feelings toward his superior predecessor.
Expect recounts in all races.