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Democratic Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen Is Running for Another Term for Some Reason

Democratic Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen Is Running for Another Term for Some Reason

The 2016 election cycle was an unmitigated disaster for North Dakota Democrats. They lost every single statewide race in veritable landslides. Not a single one of their statewide candidates got over 30 percent of the vote. In the legislature they managed to turn a very small minority presence into a tiny presence losing 7 seats in

North Dakota’s Budget Problems Have to Do With Spending Not Tax Cuts

As the state legislature grapples with budget challenges in Bismarck a talking point has emerged from our friends from the left about why those challenges are so large. It’s the tax cuts, they tell us. An example of this is Democrat Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen who was a very, very far left lawmaker herself until

Anna Woodcock: How Republicans Unseated Democratic Leaders in Grand Forks

2016 has been the year of political upsets. President-elect Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, the Republicans were able to maintain control of the US Senate, and the vast majority of political pundits were wrong at every turn. But in Grand Forks, a campaign upset was brewing that almost nobody saw coming. Kylie Oversen was a

It Really Was Your Fault, Kylie Oversen

State Senator George Sinner has announced, despite his previous indications, that he won’t be seeking a recount in his District 46 re-election race against Republican challenger Jim Roers. Now that absentee ballots have been counted Roers gained one vote on Sinner, bringing his lead up to a razor-thin 37 votes, and as long as that

National Political Trends Do Not Entirely Explain Why North Dakota Democrats Lost

On election night North Dakota’s Democrats got slaughtered. They didn’t have a statewide candidate – up to and including Hillary Clinton – crack 30 percent on the statewide ballot. To put that in context President Barack Obama – not exactly a favorite in the Peace Garden State – got 38 percent of the vote in

Democrats Suffer Absolute Bloodbath in North Dakota’s Legislative Races

It was an ugly night for North Dakota Democrats, but that wasn’t entirely unexpected in the statewide races. No credible observer thought any of the Democrats running on the statewide ticket had much of a chance, and indeed they got slaughtered. Not a single statewide Democrat candidate has over 30 percent of the vote as

Will North Dakota Democrats Condemn #NoDAPL Violence?

Back in March North Dakota’s Democrats were very concerned about violence at Trump rallies. State Rep. Kylie Oversen, the chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic Party, condemned political violence and chastised Congressman Kevin Cramer for suggesting that “liberal Chicago thugs” were responsible violence at Trump rallies. “Extremism of any form is unacceptable, and North Dakotans

UPDATED: Democrats, University of North Dakota Seek Digital Safe Space for Students to Protect Them From Republicans

Back during the 2014 election cycle North Dakota Democrats engaged in some rank political grandstanding, claiming that a Republican-aligned marketing firm had somehow violated the law by obtaining a directory of student email addresses from the North Dakota University System through an open records request and then sending messages to those accounts. The Democrats –

Disgruntled North Dakota Democrats Say the Base Is Mad at Heidi Heitkamp, the Party Is Disorganized

A funny thing happened this week. Not one but two members of the North Dakota Democratic Party reached out to me, completely independently of one another and with no prompting from me, to complain about how bad things are for their party right now. Both spoke on condition of anonymity, not wanting to earn the

Democratic Party Chairwoman, Senate Minority Leader Almost Failed to Make General Election Ballot

Last week, after the primary vote, I noted that so many Democrats had crossed over to vote on the Republican ticket for gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum that it actually put a long list of Democratic state lawmakers at risk of not making the general election ballot. Section 16.1-11-36 of the North Dakota Century Code states