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Rep. Joshua Boschee, D-Fargo, is interviewed after his party's endorsement for secretary of state at the Democratic convention Saturday. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Group That Describes Voter ID Laws as “Suppression” Endorses Secretary of State Candidate Josh Boschee

Group That Describes Voter ID Laws as “Suppression” Endorses Secretary of State Candidate Josh Boschee

A left wing 527 group called Let America Vote has endorsed Democratic Secretary of State candidate Josh Boschee. “Josh Boschee is one of North Dakota’s strongest advocates for voting rights and he’ll be an outstanding secretary of state,” the group’s president Jason Kander said in a statement (see below). “Josh believes in removing barriers to the

Podcast: AG Stenehjem Says There Isn’t “Any Truth” in Accusations of Voter Suppression From Democrats

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined me on air today to discuss the on-going litigation over North Dakota’s voter ID laws. He pointed out that the state has been largely winning the case, noting that the judge is allowing the law as enacted in 2017 to be largely enforced. That means voters can still sign an

Voters cast their ballots June 6, 2016, at the Baymont Inn in south Fargo during early voting for the state primary. Forum file photo

UND Political Science Professor: Republicans Using Voter ID Laws to Suppress Votes Because Heidi Heitkamp Won in 2012

North Dakota Democrats are promoting a recent article in The Nation, a far-left organization which exists to promote progressive causes, which is built around the idea that Republican policymakers in our state have been pushing voter ID laws in order to suppress votes. But the only evidence for this thesis is, supposedly, the timing. According

Will Gardner: We Must Eliminate Unverified Ballots in North Dakota

This guest post was submitted by Will Gardner, a candidate for the NDGOP nomination for Secretary of State. When you hear of election fraud, do you think of Russian cyber interference or do you think of the thousands of unverified ballots in our last statewide election? Oh, wait — you don’t know about the 16,000+

Voters at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Forks fill out their ballots early Tuesday, June 14, 2016, for the North Dakota primary election. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

In Court Arguments, State of North Dakota Argues That Heitkamp’s 2012 Election Victory Couldn’t Be Verified

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office is in the process of defending North Dakota’s voter ID laws from a legal challenge. Those laws were enjoined by a federal judge shortly before the 2016 election, and the judge required that the state go back to allowing people without ID’s as long as they sign affidavits saying they

We Have No Idea if Voter Fraud Changed the Outcome of Some North Dakota Elections

When the voter ID issue is brought up by Republicans the response from Democrats is usually a lot of dismissive sneering. Voter fraud isn’t really a problem, they tell us, pointing to the lack of criminal cases involving voter fraud. But is it that there’s no fraud? Or that we aren’t really doing anything to

Rep. Rick Becker on New Voter ID Bill: “All You Have to Have Is Enough Gumption to Go in and Get an ID”

“If you’re an actual resident I can’t imagine it getting easier,” state Rep. Rick Becker said of new voter ID legislation which passed earlier this week. HB1369 is now before Governor Doug Burgum and some, including the Grand Forks Herald editorial board, are urging a veto. But Becker says the legislation is prudent, and an

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Lawmakers Passed Solid Reforms to North Dakota’s Voter ID Laws

In their previous session North Dakota lawmakers passed a law tightening up the state’s voter ID laws. Unfortunately, those reforms were struck down by a federal judge shortly before the 2016 election, so last year the state’s residents cast ballots based on the bad old laws. Which require an ID but, if you don’t have

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