The Moderates Have Left the North Dakota Democratic Party

MINOT, N.D. — There is no question that, from one perspective, the North Dakota Democrats had an excellent night.

From another perspective, what was revealed in their caucus voting wasn’t so good.

First, to the good.

Over 14,500 voters participated in the party’s “firehouse caucuses” at 14 locations statewide. That’s a big number, and one party leaders can tout this cycle as evidence of an enthused, engaged base of activists.

At least until the general election results come in.

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Rob Port is the editor of, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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