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Print Column: Congressional Hearing on Voter ID Was a Shame and a Sham

MINOT, N.D. — You probably read some headlines this weekabout a congressional hearing, hosted on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, at which North Dakota’s voter ID laws were characterized as a calculated effort to suppress Native American voters. In truth the field hearing was a sham. A partisan stunt choreographed to produce the very headlines you

Plain Talk: Will It Be a Fair Hearing on Voting Rights at Standing Rock or a Political Rally?

“They’ve already taken action that would effect North Dakota.” That’s what Rep. Rodney Davis said of a Democrat-led field hearing to be held in North Dakota this week on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Davis is the only Republican member of the subcommittee which is holding the hearing, and he has concerns about it being

Maybe House Democrats Are Coming to North Dakota to Learn How Not to Suppress Native American Votes

According to the press release below, Democrats from a House subcommittee on elections will be holding a field hearing on the Standing Rock Reservation. The topic is voting. During the 2018 election cycle Democrats, and various political groups allied with them, tried to put then-Senator Heidi Heitkamp over the top by making wild claims about

After the Furor Over North Dakota’s Voter ID Laws Study Finds Those Sort of Policies Don’t Actually Suppress Votes

A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that voter ID laws “have no negative effect on registration or turnout, overall or for any group defined by race, gender, age, or party affiliation.” The researchers made some 1.3 billion observations, collected from 2008 to 2016, which they say support this argument. “These

We Should Pay More Attention to Local Journalists, and Less to National Media Outlets

Conservative columnist Eric Erickson makes an insightful point in this piece where he argues, using the Georgia gubernatorial race as a starting point, that local journalists are better at getting stories right than national journalists. I work for a local media company, which employs a lot of local journalists, so maybe I’m just biased in

Republican Obsession With the “Caravan” Was as Obnoxious as the Democrats Claiming Voter Suppression in North Dakota

Turn on Fox News in the days since the election and a story, given much attention in the days leading up to the election, seems to be missing. I’m talking about the “caravan” story. The fear that a veritable army of migrants was making its way through Mexico to invade our country was used to

Despite Claims of Voter Suppression, North Dakota’s Native Americans Got Out the Vote in a Big Away

In what I consider to have been a partisan, cynical ploy to drive turnout, Democrats and left wing activist groups spent the last several weeks of the election cycle here in North Dakota claiming that our state’s voter ID laws were calculated to suppress Native American votes. The problem? There’s no evidence this happened. I

Despite National Media Narrative, Native American Voting in North Dakota Is Likely to Break Records

“North Dakota’s Native Americans say new law blocks much of population’s right to vote,” a headline from ABC news states. But this doesn’t quite jibe with reality. Far from votes being suppressed, we seem to be on track to set records for turnout in our state’s Native American communities. But don’t take my word for

Podcast: Voter ID, the Latest Senate Polling, House Candidate Kelly Armstrong, Senate Candidate Kevin Cramer

On the radio show today, we talked about the national furor over North Dakota’s voter ID laws which are nearly two years old but only became important to left wing activists in the weeks before an important midterm election. A pollster from the Trafalgar Group talked about their most recent polling in North Dakota’s Senate

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