The monthly update of South Dakota voter registration from the Secretary of State office shows Democrats slipping once again.
As of Aug. 3, Republicans had 243,714, up from 243,173 on July 1. Democrats lost ground, dropping to 175,287 from 175,335. And all others, primarily independents, climbed to 110,749 from 109,742 a month ago.
Since November, Republicans increased by about 3,200, Democrats decreased by about 900 and others/independents rose by more than 8,300.