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Dina Butcher, left, hands North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger a proposed petition for a ballot measure to add anti-corruption policies to the state constitution Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. John Hageman / Forum News Service

Thanks to Paid Petitioners and a Pile Left Wing Money, Group Behind Ethics Ballot Measure to Turn in Signatures Three Weeks Early

Thanks to Paid Petitioners and a Pile Left Wing Money, Group Behind Ethics Ballot Measure to Turn in Signatures Three Weeks Early

The North Dakotans for Public Integrity – a local front group for a national left wing organization called Represent.us – says they’ll be submitting “well over the required 26,904 petition signatures” to put a constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot which would create a state ethics committee. That’s according to an email they sent out

In a Bizarre Move Ethics Commission Activists File Two Additional Versions of Their Ballot Measure With the Secretary of State

Back in late January a group of left wing activists calling themselves North Dakotans for Public Integrity submitted a ballot measure to create a state ethics commission to Secretary of State Al Jaeger for approval. In late February I reported that this group was considering two additional iterations of their ballot measure, including one that

Dina Butcher delivers a proposed ballot measure creating an ethics commission to Secretary of State Al Jaeger. Pictures center, in the back, is fellow measure organizer Ellen Chaffee. Both are now asking supporters to consider a measure without an ethics commission.

Backers of Ballot Measure to Create an Ethics Commission Now Maybe Don’t Want an Ethics Commission

As I noted earlier this month, there are a lot of left-of-center ballot measures in the works this election cycle, but it’s been a rocky road for some of them. A measure aimed at overturning the state’s Sunday closing laws flopped when it’s organizer decided to run for the Legislature as a Democrat instead. A

Ryan Taylor announces Ellen Chaffee as a Dem-NPL candidate for lieutenant governor during a press conference Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Fargo, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Ethics Commission Measure Submitted to Secretary of State for Approval

Earlier this week I broke the news that former Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Ellen Chaffee was circulating a draft of an initiated measure aimed at amending the state constitution to, among other things, create an ethics commission. Today Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced that the proposed measure has been submitted for approval to be

Ryan Taylor announces Ellen Chaffee as a Dem-NPL candidate for lieutenant governor during a press conference Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Fargo, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Draft of Potential Ethics Amendment Ballot Measure Being Circulated by Former Democratic Lt. Governor Candidate

Ellen Chaffee, a former President of Valley City and Mayville State Universities and a stalwart of the left wing of North Dakota’s Democratic Party, has been circulating a proposed ballot measure which would amend North Dakota’s state constitution to, among other things, create an ethics commission. You might remember that Chaffee was also Democratic gubernatorial

Take Another Potential Candidate Off The Table For North Dakota Democrats

Yesterday I wrote about Democrats considering former Lt. Governor candidate Ellen Chaffee for governor. This morning Chaffee herself weighed in on the issue claiming that she’s not running nor was anyone asking her to do so: I flat-out don’t believe Chaffee when she says nobody was asking her to run. That’s certainly not the impression

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Rumors: Democrats Considering Former Lt. Governor Candidate Ellen Chaffee For Governor Race

UPDATE: Per Chaffee in the comments, she’s not running. She claims nobody was asking her to do so. I’m not sure that’s true, based on what I’ve heard, but whatever. Take yet another potential candidate for Democrats off the table. You know that tired old saw – the one usually attributed to Albert Einstein even

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Democrats To Use Same Campaign Platform In 2016 They Lost On In 2012 And 2014

You’ve probably heard this one before, usually attributed erroneously to someone like Albert Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” There is truth in the statement, I think, whatever its provenance. I think it may end up applying to Democrat Sarah Vogel’s gubernatorial campaign

New York Times Hit Piece On North Dakota Oil Boom Was Just Democrat Talking Points

Remember last year when the New York Times published a lengthy series of articles casting North Dakota’s Republican-dominated state government as inept and corrupt in terms of handling the oil boom? I pointed out in November that the Times reporter met with former Democrat Lt. Governor candidate Ellen Chaffee, something the times took exception to in an

Media Needs To Expose Partisan Motivations Of Oil Policy Critics

The New York Times hatchet job on North Dakota’s oil boom featured a man by the name of David Schwalbe who is critical of the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s handling of a s0-called mega-unit in which he owns mineral rights. Today, in following up on the Times piece, the Bismarck Tribune quotes Schwalbe and his complaints. David Schwalbe

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