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A new ballot measure campaign seeks to amend North Dakota’s state constitution to make it harder to amend the constitution.
Specifically, it would require a 60 percent supermajority for any constitutional amendment on the ballot to pass. It would also limit each proposed amendment to just one topic.
Is this good reform? Or a power grab or, as the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead put it in an editorial, a “stunt” aimed at weakening the voices of voters?
Rick Gion, head of North Dakota Voters First, a group responsible for multiple constitutional ballot measures in the past, believes it’s the latter.
He talks it over with me on this episode of Plain Talk Live.
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