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Frank White Bull, a Standing Rock Sioux council member, shoes his tribal identification card, complete with physical address, in North Dakota, Oct. 22, 2018. (Kristina Barker/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

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

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

Bismarck businessman and former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth speaks about one of his businesses in Grand Forks. Tim Albrecht / Forum News Service

Petition Backing Constitutional Amendment Banning Non-Citizen Voting Approved for Circulation

Previously I wrote about a constitutional ballot measure effort, backed by erstwhile Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gary Emineth, currently a candidate for the state Senate in Bismarck, which would ban non-citizen voting in North Dakota’s constitution. That sort of voting is already illegal under state law, but Emineth told me in an interview the constitutional

Proposed Initiated Measure Would Create Constitutional Prohibition on Non-Citizens Voting in North Dakota Elections

This afternoon Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office sent out a press release announcing that an initiated measure had been filed. You can read the proposed measure and other documentation below, but it’s really pretty simple. Here’s the changes it would make to Article II of the North Dakota Constitution (click for a larger view):

If Apathy Counted as Votes Nobody Would Have Won the 2016 Election

I found this map on Reddit this morning, and I can’t stop looking at it. It was created by Philip Kearney, who describes himself as an amateur cartographer, and it’s pretty self explanatory. It supposes an election map which counts non-votes from eligible American voters as a vote for “none of the above.” Based on

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

Secretary of State Al Jaeger gestures while testifying on a bill to designate the capitol's Memorial Hall into state statute with that official name. Jaeger was testifying in front of the the House political subdivisions committee. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota Secretary of State Declines to Provide Voter Information to Trump’s Election Integrity Commission

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger, a Republican, just sent out a press release providing two memos he sent to President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. That commission has stirred a lot of controversy from Democrats, among others, concerned that it’s request for data would violate the privacy of voters. Jaeger, in

The University of North Dakota campus is shown in this file photo. Eric Hylden/Forum News Service

North Dakota University System Warns Students About Where They Declare Residency for Voting

The North Dakota University System has issued a student guide for voting in the 2016 election cycle. You can read the whole thing here, but in this excerpt the NDUS distributes a bit of advice that some are finding controversial. Note the highlighted sentence: “This is beyond inappropriate,” Bismarck attorney Tom Dickson said of the

People stop at West Acres in south Fargo, N.D. to vote on Tuesday, November 04, 2014. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

North Dakotans Are Already Voting In The June Primary

If you thought we still had more than a month – 42 days, specifically – until voting in the June 14 primary starts, think again. Per a press release from Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office sent out this afternoon, dozens of North Dakotans have already voted. Later this week voting will be open to

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