Proposed Ballot Measure Would Create Open Primaries, Ranked-Choice Voting, Put the New Ethics Commission in Charge of Redistricting


In the 2018 election cycle a group calling itself North Dakotans for Public Integrity, and backed with a mountain of money from national left-wing groups and Hollywood activists, pushed through a constitutional amendment creating a statewide ethics commission.

Now in the 2020 cycle, the same group is pushing for a new constitutional amendment.

A draft of the proposal I obtained indicates that, if passed in its current form, it would put the new ethics commission in charge of post-census redistricting.

Currently, the Legislature is in charge of that process.

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