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The Republican-led Legislature continues to push anti-voter changes to the citizen-led constitutional measure process. Their latest attempt would double the amount of required signatures needed to be placed on the ballot. It would also increase the approval threshold to 60% ...

Measure two is a nuanced measure pushed by former NDGOP Chair and current State Senate candidate for District 35, Gary Emineth. A lot of speculation has gone into why there is this push to amend the North Dakota Constitution. Adding ...

With less than three weeks until the midterm election, North Dakota’s Secretary of State Al Jaeger created confusion with ballots and perpetuates uncertainty in the voting process. October 17th again displayed the dysfunction under Jaeger’s leadership. The day began with ...

The United States Senate rejected additional funds for election security yesterday. Their rejection follows mounting evidence of what Russia did in 2016 and what they continue to do to this day. Report after report from our intelligence agencies, the Department ...

One of the rising profiles in American politics is Jason Kander of Missouri. The former Missouri State Representative, Secretary of State, and U.S. Senate candidate has earned a spot on the radar of political observers. Kander’s name has been thrown ...

There are no excuses. Yesterday, was North Dakota’s primary election. The day residents elect their school board members, mayors, and city commissioners. The government that is closest to us and often has more of an impact on our day-to-day lives. ...

If you’re a regular reader of ND xPlains, you know we’ve been following the Secretary of State’s process in deciding whether or not they would turn over voter information to President Trump’s voting commission. Following their “re-evaluation” on August 4th, ...

In emails obtained by ND xPlains, it is clear the Secretary of State, and his Deputy Secretary really wants to give your information to Trump’s voting commission. The emails between office staff seem to contrast their earlier public comments. The ...

UPDATE FROM YESTERDAY’S POST Two hours after I published my article saying the Secretary of State was refusing to publicly answer whether or not they decided to send your information to President Trump’s voting commission, the office responded to my ...

After repeated requests, I have yet to get an answer from the Secretary of State as to whether or not they decided to hand over voter information to President Trump’s voting commission. The repeated requests for information follow their self-imposed ...