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Rep. Josh Boschee, D-Fargo, announces his candidacy for North Dakota Secretary of State, during a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Abovo Events, 218 Broadway, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota Actually Has Voter Turnout Levels Above the National Average

North Dakota Actually Has Voter Turnout Levels Above the National Average

State Rep. Josh Boschee, a Democrat from Fargo, has announced his campaign for Secretary of State (he’ll be joining me on my radio show tomorrow). He’s already getting in digs at Republican incumbent Al Jaeger talking about the need to modernize the office and improve its performance on things like business filings. There’s going to

Rep. Joshua Boschee, D-Fargo

Fargo Democrat Josh Boschee to Run for Secretary of State

It seems clear that both Republicans and Democrats think incumbent Al Jaeger has been Secretary of State for long enough. Jaeger, who officially announced his bid for re-election today, is being challenged for the NDGOP nomination by fellow Republican Will Gardner of Mandan. Now state Rep. Josh Boschee of Fargo, a Democrat, has announced that

Secretary of State Al Jaeger gestures while testifying on a bill to designate the capitol's Memorial Hall into state statute with that official name. Jaeger was testifying in front of the the House political subdivisions committee during the 2017 session. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Since You Asked, Secretary Jaeger

Last week I wrote a print column noting that the North Dakota Republican Party has some vulnerable spots on the statewide ballot, among them long-serving Secretary of State Al Jaeger. Here’s what I wrote about Jaeger, specifically: Also vulnerable is Secretary of State Al Jaeger who is, by a country mile, the longest serving of

We Have No Idea if Voter Fraud Changed the Outcome of Some North Dakota Elections

When the voter ID issue is brought up by Republicans the response from Democrats is usually a lot of dismissive sneering. Voter fraud isn’t really a problem, they tell us, pointing to the lack of criminal cases involving voter fraud. But is it that there’s no fraud? Or that we aren’t really doing anything to

Secretary of State Al Jaeger gestures while testifying on a bill to designate the capitol's Memorial Hall into state statute with that official name. Jaeger was testifying in front of the the House political subdivisions committee. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota Secretary of State Declines to Provide Voter Information to Trump’s Election Integrity Commission

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger, a Republican, just sent out a press release providing two memos he sent to President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. That commission has stirred a lot of controversy from Democrats, among others, concerned that it’s request for data would violate the privacy of voters. Jaeger, in

Stickers are available after voting as seen Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the Oakport Township polling site. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Secretary Of State: You Can't Vote For More Than One Party's Candidates In June

The June primary is coming up faster than you realize. In fact, as I write this, there have been 24,222 absentee and vote-by-mail ballots sent out by election officials for the June primary, and 3,382 of those ballots have been cast already. There are still tens of thousands of ballots yet to be cast, but

People stop at West Acres in south Fargo, N.D. to vote on Tuesday, November 04, 2014. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

North Dakotans Are Already Voting In The June Primary

If you thought we still had more than a month – 42 days, specifically – until voting in the June 14 primary starts, think again. Per a press release from Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office sent out this afternoon, dozens of North Dakotans have already voted. Later this week voting will be open to

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Read It: Native American Group Files Lawsuit Over North Dakota Voter ID Laws

The Native American Rights Fund, based in Colorado, has filed suit on behalf of a group of Native American plaintiffs from the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation over North Dakota’s voter ID laws. Bismarck attorney Tom Dickson is the in-state counsel for the plaintiffs. Secretary of State Al Jaeger was served the papers for the lawsuit

Should Foreign Contributions To State Candidates Be Illegal?

Yesterday I flagged some contributions from a Canadian citizen (Leo Ledohowski, the owner of the Canad Inns hotel chain) to state Senator Lonnie Laffen who represents the Grand Forks area. This evening the Grand Forks Herald picked up the story, noting that Senator Laffen defends the contributions and even checked with Secretary of State Al Jaeger

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