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We Need a “None of the Above” Option on Our Ballots

We Need a “None of the Above” Option on Our Ballots

The first presidential election I could legally vote in was Bush vs. Gore in 2000. It may surprise many of you readers, given my political proclivities today, to learn that I voted for Al Gore. What can I say. I was young, poorly informed, and operating on the idea that Republicans were a bunch of

Former NDGOP executive director Matt Becker Via Facebook

Former Executive Director of the NDGOP Says He’s Voting for Hillary Not Trump

Here’s a down home example for how thoroughly the candidacy of Donald Trump has divided Republicans. Matt Becker was an interim executive director of the North Dakota Republican Party, and after that he served as a campaign manager and staffer for Congressman Kevin Cramer starting in 2012. Becker left Cramer’s office to pursue a business

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton take the stage for their first debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York,on Monday night. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

One of These Idiots Is Going to Be President

There is much sturm und drang over “who won” the presidential debate last night. I’m not sure either of the candidates won, really. Donald Trump didn’t throw a chair, and Hillary Clinton managed to get through it without passing out or something. For me the bar was set that low. They both cleared it. Well done,

North Dakota Department of Health Tweets Anti-Trump Messages During Presidential Debate

Looks like someone at the North Dakota Department of Health forgot to look at which Twitter account they were using tonight as America watched the presidential debate. As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton threw rhetorical jabs on our screens, a Department of Health employee was making fun of the Republican candidate’s hair and telling debate

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota US May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Poll: Trump Leads Clinton in North Dakota, but Neither Are Above 50 Percent

My good friend Dean Mitchell at DFM Research sent me some polling data for the presidential race in North Dakota today. I’ve commissioned a poll from DFM in the past, and he’s conducted research for the North Dakota Democratic Party, Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s 2012 campaign, and other clients in the state. Mitchell and his firm

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is seen in this Forum file photo.

Senator Heitkamp Skips Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech

Tonight Hillary Clinton, the presidential candidate North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp has backed since 2013, gave a speech accepting the nomination of the Democratic party as the first ever female candidate for President (from one of the two major parties, anyway). Not in attendance in Philadelphia, however, was North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp. A reader

Former President Bill Cliniton and U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp give thumbs up to supporters during a 2012 at the Fargo Civic Center. Photo by Dave Wallis / Forum Communications

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Apparently Bullied Into Not Voting for a Presidential Candidate

The last we checked in with North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp she was under fire from the far-left wing of her own party for being a supporter of Hillary Clinton. Heitkamp’s backing of Clinton goes back a long way. In 2013 the Senator signed a letter with every other female Democrat in the U.S. Senate

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, on Thursday night. REUTERS/Jim Young

For the First Time I Think Donald Trump Could Actually Win This Thing

I’m not a fan of Donald Trump. I think I’ve made that abundantly clear. I am a fan of Trump supporter Peter Thiel who addressed the RNC convention last night ahead of Trump’s acceptance of the party’s presidential nomination (more on that in a later post). But Trump? I still don’t get it. That said,

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