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Which version of the power supply do you have? V1 is a rectangular box with a rotary dial, V2 has a beveled part with push buttons.
I have V2, and there is no grounding wire from the power supply to the table. There is a grounding wire from the junction box (where the power supply is plugged in, and where the motor is plugged in) to a gold plated grounding post the underside of the top plate of the table. There’s another gold plated grounding post attached to the AC motor, but without anything attached to it. This is how the table was configured when I bought it new.
As I recall . . .
The single ground wire (spade) in the phono cable loom is the main ground which connects to the phono preamp.
The second ground spade in the phono cable loom is simply to engage the shielding - it’s the two wires exiting the RCA rears joined together. I typically prefer this connection left hanging (not attached) unless noise is evident.
On a different ground point, many later V2 Motor Controller Units had an additional ground wire terminated with a ring terminal - meant to go to the ground post directly on the motor.
Great phono system! 🎶
First of all, if you have no hum or noise problem, you may as well do nothing. The only value of grounding is to reduce or eliminate such problems. Second, ground is ground (like every other sweeping generalization, there are exceptions), so all ground wires can be theoretically connected to the same grounding point, in this case the ground lug on your preamplifier. Ideally, they are all at zero voltage. That’s really all you have to know about those ground wires. Others gave you a lot of good detail information specific to SME.