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Jamie Smith: Out Of Touch With South Dakota

jamie smith and his
admiration for
joe biden

“We desperately need a candidate who can bring strong, steady leadership to the White House – that’s Joe Biden… Joe represents the best of America ... I look forward to voting for him in the South Dakota primary.”

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At least 61% of Americans disapprove of Joe Biden.
71% disapprove of his handling of skyrocketing inflation. 
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Jamie Smith cosponsored a Red Flag Law for South Dakota
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Jamie Smith opposed Bill to Limit Cooperation with Federal Gun Laws

In 2022, Jamie Smith voted against a bill that would have prohibited the enforcement of federal laws stricter than South Dakota’s state gun laws
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Jamie Smith voted Against “Stand Your Ground” Bill

In 2021, Jamie Smith was one of only 7 state representatives to vote against a bill which called for the repeal of South Dakota’s century-old self-defense laws with a new statute that mirrors other states’ “Stand Your Ground” Law

On Feb. 24, 2021, in the House State Affairs Committee, Jamie Smith was the only state representative to vote against HB 1212, a bill to clarify the use of force
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Jamie Smith called “Stand Your Ground” a “License to Kill”
Source: Bob Mercer, “Bill would add South Dakota to two dozen states that have ‘stand your ground’ self-defense laws,” KELO, Feb. 28, 2021  

Jamie Smith opposed Concealed Carry Legislation

In 2017, Jamie Smith voted against a bill that would have allowed people qualified for an enhanced carry permit to bring their pistols into the state Capitol
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Jamie Smith, in 2019, voted against a constitutional carry bill that allowed people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit
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Jamie Smith opposed Allowing Firearm Possession at Nonpublic Schools and Churches

In 2018, Jamie Smith was one of only 7 representatives who voted against a bill that would have allowed individuals to carry firearms in non-public schools, churches, and houses of worship
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Jamie Smith would be the most anti-second amendment Governor in the Country.
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record of
raising taxes

Jamie Smith voiced opposition to President Trump’s tax cuts which helped South Dakotans through the doubling of the child tax credit, doubling of the standard deduction, and the elimination of the individual mandate. Following the passage of the 2017 tax cuts, more than 68,000 South Dakota households benefited from the doubling of the child tax credit, more than 342,000 households benefited from the doubling of the standard deduction, and more than 11,000 households benefited from the elimination of the individual mandate
Source: Troy Heinert and Jamie Smith, “Let’s work to make sure South Dakota’s economy works for everyone,” Argus Leader, Dec. 26, 2018  

Jamie Smith cosponsored Bill Expanding County Taxing Authority

In 2020, Jamie Smith cosponsored a bill that would have let counties collect a 1 percent gross receipts tax on hotel, motel and campground reservations; alcohol sales; restaurant sales and ticket sales.

On Jan. 24, 2020, Jamie Smith cosponsored SB 68, a bill to authorize a county gross receipts tax.
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Jamie Smith cosponsored Sales Tax Increase

In 2017, Jamie Smith cosponsored a bill that would have raised the sales tax by 7 percent. 
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South Dakota has one of the lowest unemployment rates and strongest economies in the United States. Like Joe Biden, Jamie Smith is a good ole fashion tax and spend liberal that South Dakota can not afford.
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Smith
Furthering Biden’s OPEN BORDER POLICY

supportS OPEN BORDERS

Jamie Smith opposed a resolution supporting the border wall and commending ICE agents 
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Jamie Smith opposed a bill that would have stopped local government from hindering federal immigration laws
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In South Dakota, we value life and oppose abortion, especially up to birth!
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Jamie Smith

Agenda To
Indoctrinate Our Children 

Jamie Smith does not believe critical race theory is a concern for South Dakota schools and voted against a bill prohibiting colleges from requiring students and teachers to attend CRT training sessions. Additionally, he voted against a bill that would keep CRT out of K-12 classrooms. Smith called these efforts “an assault on public educators.”
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Jamie Smith opposed efforts to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education
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Jamie Smith sided with the ACLU and opposed prohibiting gender dysphoria sex education in K-7 classrooms
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Jamie Smith attempted to kill a bill banning trans bathrooms in schools. When the bill passed, Smith called it “a bad day for South Dakota”
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Jamie Smith voted against a bill prohibiting colleges from requiring students and teachers to attend trainings or orientations based on Critical Race Theory 
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Jamie Smith was the deciding vote to kill a bill requiring transgender students to participate on sports teams matching their biological sex
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Jamie Smith wants politicians in charge of our kids
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JAMIE SMITH’S agenda to
Indoctrinate our children

Jamie Smith does not believe critical race theory is a concern for South Dakotaschools and voted against a bill prohibiting colleges from requiring

Jamie Smith does not believe critical race theory is a concern for South Dakota schools and voted against a bill prohibiting colleges from requiring students and teachers to attend CRT training sessions. Additionally, he voted against a bill that would keep CRT out of K-12 classrooms. Smith called these efforts “an assault on public educators.”

Jamie Smith opposed efforts to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education

Jamie Smith sided with the ACLU and opposed prohibiting gender dysphoria sex
education in K-7 classrooms

Jamie Smith attempted to kill a bill banning trans bathrooms in schools. When the
bill passed, Smith called it “a bad day for South Dakota”

Jamie Smith was the deciding vote to kill a bill requiring transgender students to
participate on sports teams matching their biological sex

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Jamie Smith wants politicians in charge of our kids.
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HE bows to the
leftist mob

Jamie Smith attended a Black Lives Matter Protest in Sioux Falls which erupted into violence as protestors threw rocks at police
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against securing
our elections

  • Jamie Smith cosponsored a bill allowing felons to vote before paying their restitution
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  • Jamie Smith voted against banning unsolicited absentee ballot applications
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  • Jamie Smith opposed forensic election audits
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