TOP MONDAY STORIES
WHITE HOUSE RACE COMES DOWN TO THE WIRE
Two days from judgment by the voters, Obama and Romney stress their differences on the economy, health care and more while professing an eagerness to work across party lines and end Washington gridlock.
SEVEN BALLOT MEASURES TOMORROW IN SOUTH DAKOTA
|VR||Referred Law 16||Labor||Would block a bill that would ban tenure and give bonuses to top teachers among other provisions.|
|CISS||Initiated Measure 15||Taxes||Would implement a one-percent sales tax increase.|
South Dakota’s ballot includes races for president, South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House, two spots on the Public Utilities Commission, legislative seats and seven ballot issues.
WHAT WILL VOTER TURNOUT BE
Secretary of State Jason Gant expects about 70 percent of South Dakota’s registered voters to cast ballots in the general election. That would be down slightly from the 73 percent voter turnout in the presidential election of 2008. If Gant’s prediction for this year’s election is accurate, about 369,000 votes will be cast by the time polls close Tuesday evening.
WHAT NEW WEATHER SYSTEM LOOMS ON HORIZON
As many storm victims in N.Y. and N.J. try to keep warm amid falling temperatures, a powerful Nor’easter could reach the region by midweek.