Disputes emerge from North Dakota June election

Two legal challenges are brewing in the wake of North Dakota’s June election.


North Dakota’s Republican Party is researching a potential lawsuit against Democratic-NPL insurance commissioner nominee Travisia Martin, who the GOP claims doesn’t meet the five-year residency requirement to be a candidate. But it’s unclear when or if the party will sue.


Two unsuccessful statewide candidates have sued the state to try to annul the June election. Democratic-NPL U.S. House candidate Roland Riemers and state superintendent candidate Charles Tuttle allege “irregularities and violations of election laws and illegal abuse of executive power” in the election held entirely by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic.