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South Dakota Electoral Votes
How many electoral votes does South Dakota have?

The electoral votes from South Dakota and the other states are used to elect a President and Vice President every four years. Whichever Presidential candidate gets the majority of the electoral votes becomes the President.

South Dakota is given one electoral vote for each South Dakota congressional district, in addition to one electoral vote for each of the two South Dakota Senators. In other words, the number of electoral votes South Dakota has depends on how many Representatives South Dakota has in Washington, D.C.

The number of Senators South Dakota has does not change, but the number of South Dakota congressional districts is based on the last census.

Like every other state, South Dakota has 2 Senators. Furthermore, South Dakota currently has 1 congressional districts. Thus, South Dakota has a total of 3 Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Therefore, the answer to the question "How many electoral votes does South Dakota have?" is 3.

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