MINOT, N.D. — Back in March a ballot measure to implement term limits for state lawmakers and the governor was kept off the statewide ballot after Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office disqualified more than 29,000 signatures, many of them for alleged fraud.
The matter was referred to Attorney General Drew Wrigley’s office for possible criminal charges, but things have been largely quiet since then.
But today one of the petitioners who gathered signatures for the proposed measure was apparently served a search warrant by North Dakota law enforcement. Charles Tuttle, a far-right, Trump-aligned activist who has worked on many ballot measure campaigns over the years, livestreamed officers serving him a search warrant and searching his home.
An unnamed law enforcement officer, with a state Bureau of Criminal Investigation badge, served Tuttle the warrant indicating that they were looking for evidence pertaining to his payment of petition circulators.
Rep. Jeff Hoverson, a Republican from Minot, where Tuttle leaves, can also be seen in the video posted on Facebook by Tuttle.