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KELO-TV Poll: Judicial Accountability

November 4, 2006, 10:46 PM by Matt Belanger

KELO-TV Poll: Judicial Accountability
On Tuesday, South Dakota voters will choose whether to open up decision makers to lawsuits and hold them financially accountable for their actions. We can break down how voters are viewing Amendment E with the results from our KELO-TV poll.

Debate continues over who would be held accountable if Amendment E passes. Those opposed say it will make many decision makers in the community vunerable. 

"Anyone elected up who makes judicial decisions or quasi-legislative decision will be open to lawsuit through personal assets and quite frankly I believe it will be very difficult to find qualified people in the future to run for these positions if they're going to open themselves up to civil liability because of the decisions they made," said Garry Moore who opposes the amendment.

Those who support the issue say the constitutional amendment is only designed to hold judges accountable. 

"County commissions, school boards, they are sued all of the time and judges are the only people immune for even malicious and corrupt acts. If a county commission or school board breaks the law and commits a deliberate violation they're going to be prosecuted. Judges are the only fact of the community who are immune and we have a unique opportunity here in South Dakota to pass something good like this," said William Stegmeier who supports Amendment E.

According to KELO-TV's poll results, 51 percent of all voters say they'd vote yes on Amendment E if the election was held today. Forty percent said they'd vote no, and 9 percent were undecided. 

More women than men support the amendment when you break down the results by gender. 

And when you look at the results divided by political party, you can see more Democrats support the amendment than Republicans.

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