November 20, 2020

Hoeven and Cramer Are Failing North Dakota and America on COVID-19 Relief 

BISMARCK, ND — Even in the lame duck session, the Republican-controlled Senate continues to ignore the most vital issue facing the United States: addressing the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis. The Senate has refused to pass any meaningful COVID-19 relief legislation after the initial CARES Act passed in March. The Democratic-controlled House passed two bills that […]

November 17, 2020

Dem-NPL Candidate Files Supreme Court Motion to Intervene in District 8 Lawsuit 

BISMARCK, ND — The Democratic-NPL Party District 8 candidate Kathrin Volochenko filed a motion today to intervene in the Supreme Court proceeding regarding the District 8 House of Representatives seat in question after the death of David Andahl. The action was brought by Gov. Doug Burgum against Sec. of State Al Jaeger, the legislative assembly, Rep. Chet […]

November 13, 2020

Dem-NPL Reps Stand with Legislature Against Burgum Power Grab, but Disagree on Final Result

 BISMARCK, ND — On Friday, Dem-NPL Legislative Management Committee members voted along with the NDGOP representatives in a unanimous vote to challenge the governor’s purported appointment in House District 8 after the untimely death of David Andahl, which was too late for him to be removed from the ballot. House Minority Leader Josh Boschee said:  “It’s essential for us […]

November 7, 2020

Biden-Harris Win, NDGOP Hold Anti-Democratic Protest

The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said: With record turnout across the nation, Americans sent a resounding message that we are committed to building a country that works for all of us. President Biden will live and govern by his words on the campaign trail, that he is a proud Democrat, but will be a […]

November 5, 2020

NDGOP Leaders Must Condemn the President’s Attempt to Invalidate Ballots

BISMARCK, ND — As votes continue to be counted across the country, President Trump gave a speech tonight stating, without any evidence at all, that normal ongoing vote counting would “steal the election” from him. The president said he did not think “late votes” should be counted, which would mean legally cast North Dakota ballots that are […]

November 4, 2020

Burgum Makes Macabre Power Grab; Volochenko Earned a Seat at the Table

BISMARCK, ND — Early this morning, Gov. Burgum announced a purported appointment to fill the District 8 House seat in question after the untimely death of David Andahl to COVID-19. Kathrin Volochenko, one of the Dem-NPL nominees for the district, was the second top vote getter among qualified candidates, which should earn her the House seat in […]

The Dem-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen’s Statement on North Dakota’s 2020 Election Results

We want to sincerely thank every North Dakotan who came out to express their voice at the ballot box yesterday and for the election workers and county auditors who made it possible to do so safely. Turnout across the state was the highest it’s been in many years, and that is always a good thing, […]

November 1, 2020

Late PAC Spend Shows Burgum Trying to Buy Treasurer’s Seat, Repeating Primary

BISMARCK, ND — Just days before the election, Gov. Doug Burgum sent another $750,000 into his Dakota Leadership PAC as the PAC ups its last-minute attacks on Dem-NPL treasurer candidate Mark Haugen. Burgum largely funded Thomas Beadle’s primary, a tight race against Dan Johnston who was endorsed by President Trump.  Now, Dakota Leadership is running attack ads […]

October 30, 2020

NDGOP Floods Mailboxes with Mystery Donor Mailers; Gov. Outsources Campaign 

BISMARCK, ND — Reports by KX News this week shed a little light on the piles of campaign mail stacking up in North Dakota mail boxes. The primary sources come from the dark money group “Brighter Future Alliance,” Gov. Burgum’s campaign, or the “Dakota Leadership PAC.” Burgum is the “Dakota Leadership PAC’s” biggest donor at just short […]

Press Advisory: Election Planning and Press Availability

BISMARCK, ND — With Election Day days away, members of the press are invited to schedule Election Night interviews in advance. While the Dem-NPL is not planning an in-person watch party because of the pandemic, candidates and party officials will be available to press in person and through video calls in Bismarck and in Fargo. Arrangements for […]