Early Voting Encourages Shallow Voting

MINOT, N.D. — On Thursday, June 4, my colleague, reporter Jeremy Turley,¬†published a profile piece¬†about the three candidates vying to be North Dakota’s next Superintendent of Schools.

As typical of Turley’s work, it was thorough and enlightening, but it had a problem.

It wasn’t terribly timely.

By the time thousands of newsreaders were perusing the article on Thursday morning, most of the ballots that will be submitted in the June election had already been cast.

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