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Will Gardner accepts the party's endorsement for Secretary of State at the 2018 NDGOP state convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

The NDGOP Cannot Stand Behind a Convicted Peeping Tom

The NDGOP Cannot Stand Behind a Convicted Peeping Tom

UPDATE: Gardner has withdrawn from the race, though as I note below I don’t believe he can get his name off of the primary ballot at this time. The Grand Forks Herald has more, including comments from incumbent Jaeger. Earlier this year Mandan businessman Will Gardner won the Secretary of State race endorsement of the

Rep. Josh Boschee, D-Fargo, announces his candidacy for North Dakota Secretary of State, during a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Abovo Events, 218 Broadway, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

North Dakota Actually Has Voter Turnout Levels Above the National Average

State Rep. Josh Boschee, a Democrat from Fargo, has announced his campaign for Secretary of State (he’ll be joining me on my radio show tomorrow). He’s already getting in digs at Republican incumbent Al Jaeger talking about the need to modernize the office and improve its performance on things like business filings. There’s going to

LegitSlater: Does North Dakota Have Too Many Elected Offices?

Last week, SAB contributor Rod St. Aubyn opined that perhaps we in North Dakota elect too many offices. Specifically, he asked: “What do the offices of State Auditor, State Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, Public Service Commissioners, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Agriculture Commissioner and Tax Commissioner have in common? In North Dakota all of

LegitSlater: Why Do Libs Assume Minorities Can't Figure Out How to Vote?

This past week brought us news of yet another assault on the voting rights of minorities, this time from ND Dem-NPL Sectretary of State Candidate April Fairfield. If you were to ask her, the State’s new voter ID laws are just too onerous for her assumed constituency to be able to both understand and comply

Democrats To Pick Former Legislator April Fairfield For Secretary Of State

Last week North Dakota Democrats said they’d be announcing a candidate for their final empty slot on the statewide ballot, Secretary of State. According to reliable sources, I can report that the candidate will be April Fairfield, a former member of the North Dakota House and Senate from Eldridge (west of Jamestown) who now lives

Jack Dalrymple

Guest Post: Governor Dalrymple Has Made 154 Rulings In Favor Oil Company He Owns Stock In

As Chair of the North Dakota Industrial Commission, Governor Dalrymple has made 154 rulings in favor of Exxon Mobile’s subsidiary XTO. In light of the fact that Governor Dalrymple has officially admitted he owns stock in Exxon Mobile, this is not just a glaring conflict of interest, it is a racket. It is a systematic

Amendment To Resolution Would Ban Initiated Constitutional Measures That Appropriate Money

Update: Senator David Hogue emails to make it clear that this amendment impacts only constituitonal measures. Statutory measures that appropriate money, or direct appropriations, would be ok. After rampant signature fraud on two ballot measures last year, North Dakota’s legislature has been grappling with reform for the initiated measure process. One proposal is SCR4006 which,

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple

Dalrymple Must Disclose Financial Interests In Oil Companies

According to the Bismarck Tribune, Governor Jack Dalrymple owns stock in an oil company that made headlines earlier this week by staking out an oil well near the historic Theodore Roosevelt National Park. That in and of itself isn’t a bad thing, but Dalrymple shutting down requests for transparency about the matter in advance of

Guest Post: Efforts To Reform North Dakota's Pharmacy Law Seem To Have Fizzled

Over the last five years or so, the subject of North Dakota’s unique pharmacy ownership law have been debated in the Legislature as well as the public. During the 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions, bills were introduced in the state House of Representatives, which would have removed the requirement of state law that a pharmacy

ND House Kills Water Bill And Treasurer's Budget, Passes Bill Allowing Review Of Executive Orders

It was a busy morning in the ND House today. Here’s a few of the key bills that got votes. First, the House killed the budget for State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt’s office (HB1005). The problem? Schmidt asked for a $10,000/year raise, and that didn’t sit well with several legislators most notably Rep. Mike Nathe and

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