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Senator-elect Kevin Cramer, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, and Governor Doug Burgum. Dave Olson/Forum News Service

Read It: Governor Burgum, Senator-Elect Cramer Tell NDGOP in Letter Not to Give up Open Primary

Read It: Governor Burgum, Senator-Elect Cramer Tell NDGOP in Letter Not to Give up Open Primary

Last week I wrote about proposed legislation, being considered for endorsement by the North Dakota Republican Party, which if passed would end North Dakota’s open primary system. In our state the political parties hold endorsing conventions, but the actual nominees are chosen in a statewide vote in June of election years. Some, arguing that political

A voter casts her ballot at Olivet Lutheran Church on South University Drive as election inspector Mark Miller looks on.

Democrats Shouldn’t Get to Help Pick Republican Nominees (And Vice Versa)

In the wake of Doug Burgum’s stunning primary day upset last week there has been a lot of work put in by newspaper columnist and politicos to downplay the significance of Democrats voting for Burgum on the Republican ticket. I can agree that these crossover voters didn’t give Burgum the victory. But even members of Burgum’s

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