SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — President Donald Trump has won South Dakota’s three electoral votes over former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a projected tally, on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
The National Election Group, a consortium of news organizations, partnered with Edison Research to project winners of national and state races.
With 92 of 693 precincts reporting at 8:30 p.m., Trump is winning 63% of the the vote in South Dakota, Biden taking 35% and Libertarian Jo Jorgensen with 3%.
Unofficial results that appear on Forum Communications Co. websites will be incomplete until all ballots have been counted.
In 2016, Trump won South Dakota in a landslide against Democrat Hillary Clinton with 62% of the vote. Clinton only garnered 32%.
Trump also has the backing of Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. She has traveled to several states ahead of the election to stump for the president.
Mount Rushmore served as a centerpiece when Trump visited South Dakota for a Fourth of July celebration, which many saw as a campaign rally.
Biden has largely ignored South Dakota. He did not visit the state during this election cycle.