Port: Stiffer punishments could be coming for those guilty of petition fraud in North Dakota


MINOT, N.D. — An ultimately successful constitutional amendment implementing term limits took a rocky path through North Dakota’s ballot measure process last year, with some state officials maintaining that the measure only made the ballot thanks to signature fraud.

Now House Bill 1230 introduced by Bismarck Rep. Mike Nathe, a Republican, would implement stiff new penalties for those found to be guilty of fraud.

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