Election 2020

Burgum names executive to House seat won by dead candidate

Burgum appointed BNI Energy President Wade Boeshans

David AndahlBISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed a coal company executive to fill a state House seat left open by a Republican candidate who died last month due to complications from COVID-19. Burgum appointed BNI Energy President Wade Boeshans despite the attorney general’s recent opinion that the party should choose a replacement for the dead candidate….

LIVE: Breaking Down Minnesota’s Big Races

MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick Goes Over Peterson, Smith, Trump And More

  Even after winning 15 straight elections in Minnesota’s seventh congressional district, one local political expert says it’s not surprising Collin Peterson is facing the end of his congressional career today. Former State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach beat Peterson by nearly 14 percent. MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick says people smarter than her predicted Fischbach would…

Peterson says outside money contributed to loss against GOP’s Fischbach

WASHINGTON (KVRR) Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) says “outside money” is partially responsible for his loss to Republican challenger Michelle Fischbach. Peterson, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, lost his bid for a 16th term in western Minnesota’s 7th District. “I’d like to thank the people of the Seventh District for their support over the years. Serving them in Washington…

Fargo police paying ‘particular attention’ to polling locations

City says there is no intelligence suggesting that problems could occur

FARGO (KVRR) – The City of Fargo and the Fargo Police Dept. have released a statement regarding election security.  The city’s official statement is below: “The City of Fargo recognizes members of our community may be concerned about the possibility of civil unrest due to this year’s election. At this time, the Fargo Police Department does not have intelligence indicating…

Vast majority of North Dakota early ballots have been cast

Secretary of State says no significant issues heading into Tuesday's election.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger says more than 80% of the state’s absentee and vote-by-mail ballots have already been cast. Jaeger says this year’s figures are “way out of line” from a typical election.  As of Monday, early voting turnout exceeded 75,000. An executive order signed by Gov. Doug Burgum allowed officials to begin…

Get out the vote rally supports U.S. senate candidate Jason Lewis

MINNESOTA VOTERS SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN CAMPAIGN RALLY

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With three days until the general election, voters of the Republican party attended the “Get out the vote” rally in Moorhead to show their support for Minnesota Republican candidates. Minnesota GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan kicked off the event with her support for one U.S. senate candidate. “My favorite, favorite republican in the entire state of Minnesota is…

Cass County voters line up at polls on first day of early voting

Ramada becomes voting hot spot as election nears.

FARGO, N.D. – Early voting is underway in Cass County and elections officials say people started lining up an hour before the polls opened at the Ramada. It’s one of three locations open in Fargo and West Fargo to cast your ballot. Election officials say about one thousand votes were cast in the first two hours at the three polling…

Bernie Sanders supporter ‘scared’ for the nation now more than ever

Andrea Denault says she does not believe former Vice President Joe Biden is capable of beating Donald Trump

FARGO, N.D. — Some Bernie Sanders supporters in the area are weighing their options after he withdrew from the Democratic presidential nomination race. Andrea Denault of Fargo says it’s important for voters to remember that although Sanders is no longer running for president, his name is still on the ballot. States that have yet to vote in the Democratic primaries…