ELECTIONS

MSUM Professor Discusses Inefficiencies of Public Opinion Polling

Philip Baumann also says the over-saturation of polls causes less people to participate

MOORHEAD, Minn. — As candidates gear up for the home stretch of the election, an MSUM professor argues popularity polls are misleading when predicting a winner of the election. Philip Baumann says polls only reflect a small part of the population at a certain point. When he started studying polls 30 years ago, he saw that participation in these polls hovered…

Community Members Show Support for Proposed North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment

Measure 1 makes sure there is transparency between voters and state government officials

NORTH DAKOTA– We’ve been hearing a lot about Measure 3 on the North Dakota ballot, which would make recreational marijuana legal, but another one voters should be paying close attention to is Measure 1. “North Dakotans for Public Integrity” is receiving support for this proposed North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment. Measure 1 makes sure there is transparency between voters and state…

Heitkamp and Cramer Debate for Final Time Before Election Day

Questions ranged from domestic to international issues

FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is 11 days away, and one of the most closely watched Senate races is right here in North Dakota. The final debate Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer engaged passionate supporters on both sides. Questions ranged from both domestic to international issues. Some topics were on current events, like the migrant caravan from Central America, the…

More Than 30 Candidates Interact with Voters at Chamber’s “Cracker Barrel”

The fourth annual event gives voters a chance to meet people running for office

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With three weeks left until Election Day, 38 candidates took part in a unique event to make their case to potential voters. Office seekers from Cass and Clay Counties, as well as the two North Dakota US House candidates, went from table to table to talk with community members as part of The Chamber’s Cracker Barrel. People could…

Anti-Marijuana Group Speaks Out Against Measure 3 as Election Day Approaches

The measure would legalize marijuana

FARGO, N.D. — “Healthy and Productive North Dakota Against Measure Three,” a group opposing the legalization of marijuana, is pushing their message as Election Day approaches. They argue that states like Colorado aren’t reaping all the benefits that were promised with legal weed. They say it’s a bad idea to legalize marijuana in the midst of the opioid crisis and that…

Trump Protestors Gather Outside GOP Fundraiser

Several supporters were also outside the hotel

FARGO, N.D. — Trump’s event at the Delta by Marriott Hotel was closed to the general public, but that didn’t stop people from gathering outside. Supporters gathered across the street from the hotel while protestors gathered on the side to chant as the president’s motorcade came in. “We’re here to protest the Kavanaugh appointment as well as the fact that a…

Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach Discusses Goals as a Team with Governor Candidate Tim Pawlenty

Fischbach says they are focused on lowering taxes, trying to keep government spending low, having market–based rather the government based healthcare reforms, and cracking down on illegal immigration

Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach, who is Tim Pawlenty’s running mate, also made a stop in the metro ahead of the primary. Fischbach says they are focused on lowering taxes, trying to keep government spending low, having market–based rather the government based healthcare reforms, and cracking down on illegal immigration. Fischbach says as a team, she and Pawlenty are focused on…

“Anti-Corruption Amendment” Approved For Fall Ballot

North Dakota is one of only a handful of states without an ethics commission

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakotans will be voting on a sweeping government ethics overhaul initiative this fall. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says supporters of the initiative produced ten-thousand more signatures than needed to get it on the November ballot. Billed as an “anti-corruption amendment” to the state constitution, it would ban foreign money from elections, restrict lobbying and create…

Grassroots Organization Looks to Give Voters More Choices on Ballot

"Approve Fargo" is holding a big meeting on June 22 to drum up support for their initiative

FARGO, N.D. — A group in Fargo is trying to raise awareness for a new kind of voting system that will leave voters more of an option on the ballot. Approval voting is when you can vote for as many or as few of candidates as you want as opposed to picking candidates for the sake of just voting for somebody….