Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 North Dakota General Election

North Dakota

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Only federal and state office contests and ballot measures are presented. Hopefully, with your financial support we will be able to cover all county, local and judicial contests in future elections.

US President & Vice President (North Dakota)
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Mitt Romney - R
Websitewww.mittromney.com
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Paul Ryan - R
Websitewww.ryanforcongress.com
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Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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Virgil H. Goode, Jr. - CON
Websitewww.goodeforpresident2012.com
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James N. Clymer - CON
Gary Johnson - L
Websitegaryjohnson2016.com
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James P. "Jim" Gray - L
Websitewww.judgejimgray.com
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Jill E. Stein - G
Websitewww.jill2016.com
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Cheri Honkala - G
Websitewww.jillstein.org/cheri_honkala
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US Senate
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Rick Berg - R
Websitewww.bergfornorthdakota.com
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Heidi Heitkamp - D
Websiteheidifornorthdakota.com
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Representative In Congress
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Kevin Cramer - R
Websitecramer.house.gov
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Pam Gulleson - D
Eric Olson - L
Websitewww.ericolson2012.com
Governor And Lt. Governor
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Jack Dalrymple - R
Websitedalrympleforgovernor.com
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Ryan M. Taylor - D
Websitetaylorfornd.com
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North Dakota Statewide Offices
State Treasurer
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Kelly L. Schmidt - R
Websitekellyschmidt.org
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Ross Mushik - D
Public Service Commissioner
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Randel "Randy" Christmann - R
Websitewww.randychristmann.com
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Brad Crabtree - D
Websitewww.crabtreeforpsc.com
Joshua Voytek - L
State Auditor
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Robert R. "Bob" Peterson - R
Websitewww.nd.gov/auditor
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Scot Kelsh - D
Websitewww.demnpl.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BBCB1C249-FE38-4FBD-9C30-7964A09BCD45%7D&DE=%7B7CE4C256-0B67-4D6A-B044-33E9BD91E7E4%7D
Insurance Commissioner
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Adam Hamm - R
Websitewww.adamhamm.com
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Tom Potter - D
Websitewww.tompotterforussenate.com
Superintendent Of Education
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Kirsten Baesler
Websitewww.kirstenbaesler.com
Tracy Potter
Websitetracypotterforsenate.com
Supreme Court Justice
North Dakota Senate
State Senator District 2
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John M. Andrist - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/john-andrist?
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Lynn B. Jacobson - D
Websitejacobson4senate.com
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State Senator District 4
State Senator District 6
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Pamela Smith - R
David P. O'Connell - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/senate/senators/bios/doconnell.html
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State Senator District 7
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Nicole Poolman - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/nicole-poolman?
Warren Emmer - D
State Senator District 8
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Howard C. Anderson, Jr. - R
Websiteopenstates.org/nd/legislators/NDL000170/senator-howard-c-anderson-jr
Cole Uecker - D
State Senator District 10
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Joe Miller - R
Websitewww.votejoemiller.com
Daryl Passa - D
State Senator District 12
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Bernie Satrom - R
Websitesatromforsenate.com
John Grabinger - D
Websitewww.team12nd.com/JohnG/index.html
State Senator District 14
Jerry Klein - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/senate/senator-jerry-klein
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State Senator District 16
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David Duff - R
Tyler Axness - D
Websitewww.tyleraxness.com
State Senator District 18
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David Waterman - R
Websitewatermanforsenate.com
Connie Triplett - D
Websitewww.team18grandforks.com/connie-triplett-biography.html
State Senator District 19
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Tom Campbell - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/senate/senator-tom-campbell
Julius M. Wangler - D
State Senator District 20
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Melvin Erdmann - R
Phil Murphy - D
Websited20news.com/2012/05/05/senator-phil-murphy
State Senator District 22
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Gary A. Lee - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/senate/senator-gary-a-lee?
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Jessica Arneson - D
State Senator District 24
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Keith E. Hovland - R
Larry J. Robinson - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/senate/senators/bios/lrobinson.html
State Senator District 26
Jim Dotzenrod - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/jim-dotzenrod
State Senator District 28
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Robert S. Erbele - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/robert-erbele?
Greg Brokaw - D
Websitewww.gregbrokaw.com
State Senator District 30
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Ron Carlisle - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/ron-carlisle
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Nancy Guy - D
State Senator District 32
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Dick Dever - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/dick-dever
Wanda Rose - D
State Senator District 34
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Dwight C. Cook - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/dwight-cook
Stacey J. Bendish - D
State Senator District 36
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Kelly Armstrong - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/senate/senator-kelly-m-armstrong
Rich Brauhn - D
State Senator District 38
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David Hogue - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/senate/senator-david-hogue
Clarice Granzotto - D
State Senator District 40
Karen K. Krebsbach - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/senate/senator-karen-k-krebsbach
State Senator District 42
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Ross Lien - R
Mac Schneider - D
Websitewww.macschneider.com
State Senator District 44
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Tim Flakoll - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/senate/senator-tim-flakoll
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Rick Olek - D
State Senator District 46
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Jim Roers - R
Websiteroersforndsenate.com
George B. Sinner - D
Websitesinnerforcongress.com
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North Dakota House
State Representative District 2
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David S. Rust - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-david-s-rust
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Bob Skarphol - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/bskarphol.html
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Dorvan Solberg - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/60-2007/house/representatives/bios/dorvansolberg.html
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State Representative District 4
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Glen Froseth - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/gfroseth.html
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Tom Conklin - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/tconklin.html
Kenton Onstad - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-kenton-onstad
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State Representative District 6
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Dick Anderson - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/dickanderson.html
Myron Hanson - R
Bob Hunskor - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/bhunskor.html
Cindy Shattuck - D
State Representative District 7
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Rick Becker - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-rick-becker
Jason Dockter - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/jason-dockter?
Tom Kelsh - D
Websiteemmerkelshlarson.com
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Warren D. Larson - D
State Representative District 8
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Jeff W. Delzer - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/jdelzer.html
Vernon Laning - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-vernon-r-laning
Casey D. Buchmann - D
Tanya Stebbins - D
State Representative District 10
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Charles "Chuck" Damschen - R
Websitewww.chuckdamschen.com
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David Monson - R
State Representative District 12
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Kenneth "Ken" Hall - R
Websitekenhall4house.com
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Alex Looysen - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/alex-looysen?
Jessica Haak - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-jessica-haak
Lyle L. Hanson - D
State Representative District 14
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Jon O. Nelson - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/jonelson.html
Robin L. Weisz - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/rweisz.html
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State Representative District 16
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Ben Koppelman - R
Websitewww.vote4koppelman.com
Mark Puppe - R
Websitemarkpuppe.wordpress.com
Ben Hanson - D
Websitebenhansonforndhouse.com
Mike Lindemann - D
Websitewww.lindemannforndhouse.com
State Representative District 18
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Dane J. Ferguson - R
Eliot Glassheim - D
Websitewww.eliot4nd.com
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Marie Strinden - D
Websitewww.mariestrinden.com/
State Representative District 19
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Gary Paur - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/gpaur.html
Wayne A. Trottier - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/wtrottier.html
Carol Gierszewski - D
Robert "Tork" Kilichowski - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/rkilichowski.html
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State Representative District 20
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Richard Holman - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/rick-holman
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Gail Mooney - D
Websitegailfordistrict20.com
State Representative District 22
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Wesley R. Belter - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/wesley-r-belter?
Peter F. Silbernagel - R
Websitewww.petesilbernagel.com
Allan C. Peterson - D
Websitewww.electpeterson.com
State Representative District 24
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Dwight Kiefert - R
Websitedwightkiefert.com
Myrene Peterson - R
Sharon E. Buhr - D
Naomi T. Muscha - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/naomi-muscha?
State Representative District 26
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Sebastian "Seabass" Ertelt - R
Kathy Skroch - R
Bill Amerman - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/bamerman.html
Jerome Jerry Kelsh - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/jerry-kelsh
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State Representative District 28
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Michael Don Brandenburg - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/mbrandenburg.html
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William E. Kretschmar - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/wkretschmar.html
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Joan M. Hoffman - D
Austin Wald - D
State Representative District 30
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Diane Larson - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-diane-larson
Mike Nathe - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-mike-nathe
Tom Decker - D
Daphne Ghorbani - D
State Representative District 32
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Mark A. Dosch - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/mark-a-dosch?
Lisa Meier - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/lisa-meier?
Wade Schemmel - D
Jim Unkenholz - D
State Representative District 34
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Todd K. Porter - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/tkporter.html
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Nathan P. Toman - R
Websitewww.nathantoman.com
Lori Furaus - D
Sid Kadrmas - D
State Representative District 36
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Alan Fehr - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-alan-fehr
Mike Schatz - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/mischatz.htm
Bev Berger - D
Shirley Meyer - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/sjmeyer.html
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State Representative District 38
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Larry Bellew - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/biography/larry-bellew?
Dan J. Ruby - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/druby.html
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Robert E. Kibler - D
Websitewww.robertkibler.com
Mike Rose - D
State Representative District 40
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Robert E. "Bob" Frantsvog - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-robert-frantsvog
Matthew M. "Matt" Klein - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-matthew-m-klein
Sue Olafson - D
Louis Pinkerton - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/house/representatives/bios/louispinkerton.html
State Representative District 42
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John Mitzel - R
Josh Schreiner - R
Websitejoshschreiner.org
Corey Mock - D
Kylie Oversen - D
Websitewww.kylieoversen.com
State Representative District 44
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Donald L. Clark - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/62-2011/house/representatives/bios/donclark.html
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Blair Thoreson - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-blair-thoreson
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Joshua A. Boschee - D
Websitejoshuaboschee.com
Bob Jansen - D
Websitebobjansen44.com
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State Representative District 46
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Kathy Hawken - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-kathy-hawken
Jim Kasper - R
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/house/representative-jim-kasper
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Diane R. Hill - D
Lee Myxter - D
Websitewww.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/house/representatives/bios/leemyxter.html
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Constitutional Measure No. 1
This constitutional measure would repeal section 6 of Article X of the North Dakota Constitution. This measure would eliminate the authority of the legislative assembly to levy an annual poll tax.YES - means you approve the measure as summarized above.NO - means you reject the measure as summarized above.
Constitutional Measure No. 2
This constitutional measure would amend and reenact section 4 of Article Xl of the North Dakota Constitution. This measure would require members of the executive branch of state government to take the oath of office as prescribed in this section.YES - means you approve the measure as summarized above.NO - means you reject the measure as summarized above.
Constitutional Measure No. 3
The right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state. No law shall be enacted which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices.YES - means you approve the measure as stated above.NO - means you reject the measure as stated above.
Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4
This initiated statutory measure would amend chapter 23-12 of the North Dakota Century Code. This measure would prohibit smoking, including the use of electronic smoking devices, in public places and most places of employment in the state, including certain outdoor areas. It would provide notification and enforcement responsibilities, along with penalties for violations.YES - means you approve the measure summarized above.NO - means you reject the measure summarized above.
Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5
This initiated statutory measure would create section 36-21.1-02.1 of the North Dakota Century Code. This measure would make it a class C felony for an individual to maliciously and intentionally harm a living dog, cat or horse and provide a court with certain sentencing options. The measure would not apply to production agriculture, or to lawful activities of hunters and trappers, licensed veterinarians, scientific researchers, or to individuals engaged in lawful defense of life or property.YES -- means you approve the measure summarized above.NO -- means you reject the measure summarized above.
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