Libertarian Candidate To Stand Trial HURON (AP) — Nathan Barton, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, has been bound over for trial on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct during a political forum at the State Fair.
Barton, of Rapid City, was arrested after he loudly asked why his party's U.S. House candidate was not part of the Aug. 3 event that included Republican Bill Janklow and Democrat Stephanie Herseth.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a law officer.
During Wednesday's hearing, Beadle County Magistrate LeeAnn Pierce said her decision was based on acts, not words.
??Just to make myself clear, that's not based on what was said but on his actions,'' Pierce said Wednesday about her decision.