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From The Left: Does North Dakota Need A Shorter Election Season?

From The Left: Does North Dakota Need A Shorter Election Season?

As I write this, we are in the middle of political season in North Dakota.  The Republican and Dem-NPL State conventions were over 120 days ago, the state primary election was 57 days ago, and we are 90 days away from our November 4th general election. However, unless you are a political nerd, chances are,

Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Oversight Of Elections

The Voting Rights Act, in part, gave the federal government authority over state elections in some jurisdictions, mostly in the south but also in states like Alaska and parts of New York too. The law was intended to stop discrimination against minority voters, and when it was challenged in the 1960’s the Supreme Court upheld

North Dakota Is Inconvenient For Obama's Politics

The New York Times has a story about festering dissent against the President in the “states that Obama forgot,” and not surprisingly North Dakota is one of them (I wonder if the Times ever described liberal angst over President Bush as “festering”?). That shouldn’t surprise us. North Dakota doesn’t get a lot of visits from

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court has struck down an Arizona law which required that people prove their citizenship before getting a federal “motor voter” registration form. The 1993 law “requires states to offer voter registration when a resident applies for a driver’s license or certain benefits.” The people filling out the form are required to swear they

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How Badly Will Mayor Bloomberg's Vendetta Against Heidi Heitkamp Hurt North Dakota Democrats

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has it out for a group of Democrat Senators who voted against gun control, and he’s trying to hit them where it always hurts politicians. The campaign coffers. Among those Senators is North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp: NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg personally wrote Wednesday to hundreds of

South Dakota Resident Feels His Group Is Part Of IRS Targeting

South Dakota citizen Doug Loen thinks delays in getting IRS approval for a free market non-profit he’s founding is the result of the IRS targeting scandal that has made news nationally: Eighteen months now and counting – that’s how long Doug Loen has been waiting on the Internal Revenue Service to approve his application seeking

Report: No Liberal Or Even Non-Partisan Groups Say They Were Targeted By The IRS

“Republicans are looking for a conspiracy where there isn’t one,” Rep. Jim McDermott said of the inquiry into the IRS scandal during a House Ways and Committee hearing earlier this week. And yet, according to McClatchy, not a single liberal or even non-ideological group has come forward to say they were mistreated by the IRS

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Democrats Have Flexible Principles When It Comes To Gun Control

In terms of the national debate over gun control, Democrats are very much for expanding the regulation of gun ownership and restricting access to guns and ammunition. But when it comes to winning elections Democrats, it seems, are a lot more pliable on the issue. Case in point, Senator Mark Pryor’s efforts to get re-elected

Nearly Seven Months After Election, One ND County Found To Have More Votes Than Voters

An error apparently due to a hand-counting error, one that wasn’t caught by state authorities but rather the federal courts, saw one North Dakota counting 300 more votes than there were voters in the county according to the Grand Forks Herald. BISMARCK — More than six months after North Dakotans voted in the November general

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Heidi Heitkamp For Governor In 2016?

We’re well into the low-ebb in North Dakota’s political cycle. The elections are over. The legislative session is over. Now there’s little to do for the next several months other than speculate about what may take place during next year’s campaign season. One rumor I’ve been hearing persistently for a while now from credible sources

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