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North Dakota District Conventions: Bismarck Area Guide

North Dakota District Conventions: Bismarck Area Guide

This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The Districts: 7, 30, 32, 35, and 47 Click on a

UPDATED: North Dakota District 37 Convention Primer

This is the first of several posts which will highlight the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The District: 37 District 37 is located in the

SAB's Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” -Woody Allen Today and over the course of the next several weeks, we here at SAB will be posting a series of articles aimed at demystifying the process of participation in politics. While some may claim or feign cynicism and disillusionment as their reasoning why they don’t do

North Dakota Senate End-of-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

Earlier we posted the end-of-session vote rankings for the ND House of Representatives for the 63rd Legislative Assembly. We learned that, even in this the more conservative of the two chambers, alignment of the purported Republican super majority with the conservative values the party supposedly cherishes is far from reality. This is not overly surprising

North Dakota House End-of-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

As you may recall, we at SAB scored the Legislative Assembly based on their voting record at the crossover earlier this session. When Rob and I first set out to track legislative voting trends in the House and Senate at crossover, we were primarily doing so out of our own curiosity on one hand, and

The Myth of the Republican Super Majority

By the numbers, the NDGOP can claim a super-majority in both chambers of the Legislature (as well as within the state government elected offices). The House claims 71 of 94 seats as Republican-controlled, with 33 of 47 in the Senate. They never hesitate to bring up the fact a super majority exists, and it does

Legislative Vote Ranking: By The Issues

When Rob and I embarked on this little project (which, like any “little project”, had a bit more work involved than expected) to track legislative voting trends in the House and Senate, we quite honestly saw it as a way to pique our own curiosities as to what direction the session was headed. We did

North Dakota Senate Mid-Session Legislative Vote Ranking

Yesterday we published a ranking of North Dakota House members based on what we considered to be key votes from the first half of the session. Today we’re publishing the Senate version of that ranking. What you’ll notice, right off the bat, is that the House is a lot more conservative than the Senate. That

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