MINOT, N.D. — Earlier this year the Democratic-NPL stubbornly refused to acknowledge that one of their candidates for statewide office, Travisia Martin, who was running for Insurance Commissioner, was ineligible for the ballot.
Despite clear evidence that Martin had cast a ballot in Nevada in the 2016 election — something that, if done legally, requires residency in that state — and thus doesn’t satisfy North Dakota’s five-year residency requirement for executive branch office, the Democrats insisted she should stay on the ballot.
They fought the issue all the way to the state Supreme Court. Where the lost. Because the evidence against Martin was clear to any reasonable person not addled by partisan loyalty.
So the zeal with which Democrats are now attacking a Republican candidate for the Legislature in District 4 seems a bit … hypocritical.