ELECTIONS

Cass County says large number of contests caused election results delay

FARGO (KVRR) – Cass County election officials say the unusual delays in reporting election results Tuesday night “were due to the large number of contests” in the election. Local polls closed at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, but the first election results weren’t tabulated until hours later. Election Coordinator DeAnn Buckhouse says the delay was not caused by any issues or failures…

White House releases report on Native American voting rights

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Local, state and federal officials must do more to ensure Native Americans facing persistent, longstanding and deep-rooted barriers to voting have equal access to ballots, a White House report released Thursday said. Native Americans and Alaska Natives vote at lower rates than the national average but have been a key constituency in tight races and states with…

Noem signs bill banning donations for election costs

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed a bill to bar state election officials from accepting donations for election operating costs. Noem took aim at a 2020 donation by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan donated $350 million nationwide to help local election offices collect and count ballots. Noem has joined in accusing…

North Dakota House wants voters to okay online sports betting

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota House wants residents to decide if sports betting and internet poker should be allowed in the state. Representatives on Tuesday endorsed a pair of bipartisan resolutions and companion bills that set the rules for the gambling operations. Supporters say internet poker and sports betting would generate revenue for charitable causes and the state, including…

MyPillow’s Mike Lindell sued for $1.3 billion

MINNEAPOLIS – Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against the founder of Minnesota-based MyPillow. The lawsuit alleges Mike Lindell falsely accused Dominion of rigging the presidential election. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in the District of Columbia Monday. It alleges Lindell ignored repeated warnings from Dominion. The voting technology company has filed similar lawsuits…

Volunteers host Indigenous census and voter info drive-thru event

The event took place at University Park in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A group of volunteers in Grand Forks is working to make sure local Indigenous communities get their voices heard and votes counted this election. In collaboration with North Dakota Native Vote, they hosted a drive-thru event at University Park where community members stopped by to complete their 2020 census and get voting information. The organizers say…

DFL State House candidates discuss race to represent Moorhead, Oakport Township

The primary is on Tuesday and whoever wins will go against Republican Edwin Hahn in November.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Heather Keeler is a native of Lake Andes, South Dakota and is the vice chair of the Moorhead Human Rights Commission. She says growing up not seeing people who look like her in positions of power inspired her to take matters into her own hands. “I need to have the courage to step up. We need to…

Cass County Commission stands by decision not to hold in-person polling at primary election

Ballots for the June 9th primaries will be cast through the mail

FARGO, N.D. — In the June 9th primary, North Dakotans will be able to narrow down candidates for statewide offices, legislative races and county commissioners. They will also cast their final votes for city commissioners and school board members. Everyone will still be able to vote, but they will have to do it by mail-in ballots. City officials say the…

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…

Long lines for ND caucuses, results expected Wednesday

Some voters say they waited in line for over two hours at the Democratic Caucus in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — It’s not only too early to call the Democratic Presidential Caucus in North Dakota, we might not know results until Wednesday. There was a huge turnout at the 14 polling sites across the state. Alex Rohr, a spokesman for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL party, says every vote needs to be counted and it could take some time….