The South Dakota Senate has convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg on two impeachment charges and removed him from office. The charges stem from a 2020 car crash in which he killed pedestrian Joseph Boever. Ravnsborg, of Yankton, was immediately removed as Attorney General and barred from holding future public office.
The vote to impeach Ravnsborg was 24-9 for committing crimes causing death, and 31-2 for malfeasance and abusing the powers of his office. A two-thirds majority was needed to convict. The vote to bar him from ever holding office again was unanimous. Ravnborg attended the trial, but did not testify.