Secretary of State Asks Democratic Candidate for More Information About Her Residency

As Patriots' Day proponent Jim Shaw looks on, North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger, right, and Gov. Doug Burgum sign off on a proclamation declaring it Patriots' Day in North Dakota Monday, April 15, 2019. John Hageman / Forum News Service

MINOT, N.D. — Travisia Martin is the North Dakota Democratic-NPL’s candidate for Insurance Commissioner this election cycle, challenging incumbent Republican Jon Godfread.

She’s also got some serious residency issues. The North Dakota constitution requires five consecutive years of residency in the state for someone wishing to hold a public office like Insurance Commissioner.

Per the State of Nevada’s voting records, Martin cast a ballot there in November of 2016. To do so she had to attest that she was a resident of that state, which makes her claim that she was a resident of North Dakota for the last five years pretty hard to countenance.

Martin has been aware of these residency issues for some time now — I spoke with her about them on May 20 — but so far she has remained in the race.

Now the Secretary of State’s office is looking into the matter.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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