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Jennifer Lawrence has a matter-of-fact talk with South Dakota voters about Amendment W. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Jennifer Lawrence is going where few celebrities have gone before outside of Hollywood– local politics. The A-list actress has made a public service video for Amendment W, a local initiative on the ballot in … South Dakota.

So far, the video is getting mixed reviews in the sparsely populated by fiercely insular state, which is best known as home to Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse monument.

The local Chamber of Commerce and the state Municipal League are opposing the measure.

While Amendment W, sounds cryptic and conspiratorial, it’s actually an anti-corruption initiative.

The measure restricts lobbyists’ gifts to politicians, stops politicians from using their office for personal gain and toughens ethics laws, says the Actress.

“It bans foreign money from South Dakota politics and Amendment W protects all voter approved laws,” she says. “Amendment W fights corruption.”

The amendment is a little bit curious since the state went whole hog for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, despite his long record of shady dealings, pathological lying and corruption.

In fact, South Dakota has voted for every Republican president since 1968. Trump carryied the state with 61.5 percent of the vote; Clinton received 31.7 percent.

A “yes” vote would amend the state constitution to revise campaign finance and lobbying laws, create a government accountability board and establish new laws governing the initiative and referendum process, according to ballotpedia, which tracks state ballot issues.

Volunteers with Represent South Dakota, a nonpartisan group focused on government accountability, collected more than 50 thousand signatures a month before the deadline to get the issue on the ballot, according to Sioux Falls ABC television affiliate KSFY. (See Below)

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