There's no doubt that South Dakota is a Republican-friendly state. Residents gave George W. Bush their votes during his two presidential campaigns, just has they had voted Republican in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections.
This year is no different, and all expectations are that Sen. John McCain will add the Mount Rushmore State to his finally vote tally in his attempt to reach the magic number of 270 electoral votes. South Dakota only has three electoral votes up for grabs, but as the most recent presidential elections have proved — every electoral vote literally counts.
In a state where residents have the lowest state income taxes per capita in the country, the nuts and bolts of McCain's tax plan may have something to do with the Arizona senator's popularity.