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The NDGOP’s state convention is going to be ugly

The NDGOP’s state convention is going to be ugly

MINOT, N.D. — I’m going to make a prediction about the NDGOP’s upcoming state convention in Bismarck, but I’m going to say something about that prediction that you don’t often hear from a political prognosticator like myself. I hope I’m wrong. Here’s the prediction: The convention is going to be ugly. How could it not

Term limits petition circulator admits to payment based on number of signatures collected

MINOT, N.D. — According to the organizers of a term limits amendment recently kept off the statewide ballot by Secretary of State Al Jaeger, they’ve been done an injustice. They’re hatching conspiracy theories about politicians who contrived an excuse to keep the issue away from the voters. “I find it very hard to believe there

As criminal investigation commences, term limits group rips decision to disqualify signatures

MINOT, N.D. — Yesterday, Secretary of State Al Jaeger blocked a ballot measure that would have implemented term limits for state lawmakers and the governor if passed. Of the more than 46,000 signatures submitted by the ballot measure committee, Jaeger said only 17,265 could be authenticated. The rest were invalid for reasons ranging from notarized signatures “likely

Secretary of state says term limits amendment had thousands of invalid signatures, won’t be on the ballot

MINOT, N.D. — Over the weekend I reported that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation had gotten involved in reviewing signatures for a constitutional amendment to implement term limits for the governor and the Legislature. Today Secretary of State Al Jaeger has determined, based on that investigation, that the amendment won’t be placed on the ballot after tens

In Judge Jackson’s confirmation, North Dakota’s senators ought to vote like elections have consequences

MINOT, N.D. — President Joe Biden’s first nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court is before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week for the requisite hearings. And the requisite mudslinging which has become de rigueur for such proceedings in America. Wide and bipartisan Senate confirmation for even some very ideological nominees, like former Justices Antonin Scalia