FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 17, 2022
SDDP Seeks to Remove Logan Manhart from Ballot
SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota Democratic Party (SDDP) and candidate Steven McCleerey have applied for a Writ of Prohibition to prevent the State Canvassing Board and Secretary of State Steve Barnett from certifying Logan Manhart as a candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives from District 1.
SDDP Chair Randy Seiler issued the following statement:
“Logan Manhart is in clear violation of the South Dakota Constitution and is ineligible to run for the South Dakota House of Representatives. Manhart fraudulently signed his certification of candidacy which swore under oath that he was eligible to seek this office. His fraudulent behavior is a disservice to the voters of District 1. The law is clear that a candidate must have resided in South Dakota for two years prior to the general election. For this reason, the South Dakota Democratic Party applied for a Writ of Prohibition to prevent Logan Manhart from appearing on the ballot.”
- On May 5, 2022 Cory Heidelberger published information on DakotaFreePress.com showing that Logan Manhart is ineligible to run for the South Dakota Legislature in 2022.
- On January 10, 2022, Logan Manhart filed his petitions to run as a Republican candidate for District 1 House of Representatives.
- According to voting records, Manhart voted in Wisconsin on April 6, 2021. To comply with Wisconsin law, Manhart needed to be a resident of Wisconsin for the 28 days preceding that election and could not have also been a resident of South Dakota.
- Per the South Dakota Constitution, a candidate must have resided in South Dakota for at least two years prior to the general election.
- This year, the general election is November 8, 2022, which means his April 2021 Wisconsin residency places him well outside the eligible window to be a candidate for the South Dakota Legislature.