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Kristi Noem's Vice President odds crash after she admitted killing her dog in a pit while...


After South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem admitted killing her dog and a family goat in her new book, her chances of becoming Donald Trump's vice president have completely crashed, according to an online betting market.

On Polymarket, where gamblers can bet on just about anything under the sun, Noem's self-admitted shooting of her 14-month-old wirehair pointer puppy has tanked her odds of being Trump's running mate to just 4 percent, way down from the 10 percent chance she had just this Thursday, Newsweek reported.

Bettors think South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has the best shot - a 22 percent chance - at becoming Trump's new right hand man, while New York congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Ohio Senator J.D. Vance - long considered potential favorites for the VP slot - are sitting at 9 percent and 6 percent, respectively. 

This comes as President Joe Biden has recently overtaken the GOP's assumed candidate Trump in the betting odds of who'll win the election, with people favoring the Democrat by a little over a percentage point.

The controversy, which has gotten even her fellow conservatives riled up and angry at her on social media, has forced Noem to do damage control.

'I can understand why some people are upset about a 20 year old story of Cricket, one of the working dogs at our ranch,' she wrote Sunday on X. 'The fact is, South Dakota law states that dogs who attack and kill livestock can be put down. Given that Cricket had shown aggressive behavior toward people by biting them, I decided what I did.'

'As I explained in the book, it wasn't easy. But often the easy way isn't the right way.' 

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