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Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary David Samson / The Forum

Bismarck City Administrator Asked That Police Officers Who Signed Recall Petition for Mayor Be Questioned

Bismarck City Administrator Asked That Police Officers Who Signed Recall Petition for Mayor Be Questioned

I think it’s safe to say that the City of Bismarck’s handling of a recall petition aimed at Mayor Mike Seminary has been something less than ideal. For one thing, the city had the Bureau of Criminal Investigation verify signatures of the recall petitions, which some have (rightly, I think) seen as somewhat intimidating. For

Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary, April 2016 file photo. David Samson / Forum News Service

Were All the Signatures in the Bismarck Mayoral Recall Invalidated Properly?

Yesterday we got news that, because of over 600 invalidated signatures, the activists trying to recall Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary had failed to put the issue on the ballot. They needed 1,898 signatures to start a recall election. They submitted 2,405 signatures, but 668 signatures were invalidated for various reasons according to the Bismarck Tribune, leaving just

Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, left, and Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary, right

We May Need to Rethink How Recall Elections Work in North Dakota

Recall elections have been in state headlines a lot recently. An effort to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn has belly flopped, which I’m glad of. Despite the recall committee declaring publicly that they had, or would have, enough signatures to put Piepkorn on the ballot it turns out they couldn’t muster the requisite number.

Paul Maloney, right, a spokesman for the group petitioning for the recall of Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary, stands with his uncle as they seek petition signatures in front of the William L. Guy Federal Building on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

If You Signed the Petition to Recall Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary You May Get a Visit From a Cop

Last night a volunteer in the effort to recall Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary called me to say the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation was contacting people who signed their petition. The signatures to recall Seminary have been collected and turned in and are currently in the process of being verified. Apparently, that verification is being

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