US Election 2020 South Dakota profile: How state voted in 2016, demographics and more

South Dakota is an expansive, sparsely populated midwestern US state where rolling prairies give way to the dramatic Black Hills National Forest

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US Election 2020 South Dakota profile: How state voted in 2016, demographics and more

Year of entry into union: 1889

Capital: Pierre

Total electors: Three.

In 2016, the three electors from the state voted for Republican nominees Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

How South Dakota votes: Red. The state has voted Republican in every election since 1968.

Demographic breakdown: 77 percent White, 17.5 percent American Indian, 2.8 percent African-American and 2.6 percent Asian-American.

Fun fact: In the state’s 131-year history, Democrats have won the popular vote in only four presidential elections — 1896, 1932, 1936 and 1964. With the exception of Alaska, no state has voted Democrat fewer times in United States’ history.

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