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ELECTION 2022

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Election 2022 headlines
Democracy doesn't just mean participating in the political process. It also means abiding by the outcomes of that process, even when you're on the losing end. The most dangerous trend in America right now is the growing number of people who refuse to accept that.



City Commissioner Nikki Wolla is stepping down after serving on the City of Dickinson’s commission since 2018. Dr. Robert “Bob” Baer will fill the vacancy left by Wolla after winning an uncontested race for the seat in Tuesday's primary elections with 1,160 votes.
And not only was turnout down, but Republicans continue to dominate Democrats when it comes to primary participation.

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Results of the two measures on the ballot that asked southwest North Dakota residents if they still wanted meeting minutes published in the newspaper.
About 105,400 residents cast ballots in the primary and local contests, accounting for just 17.8% of eligible voters, said Secretary of State Al Jaeger.
The people voted. Who won? Who lost? Former NDGOP vice chairman Jim Poolman joins this episode of Plain Talk, as does long-time political operative Pat Finken, to talk it over.
Instead of dumping mailers on voters, why not try talking to them?
For all the griping about the NDGOP not being conservative enough, it has built a 30-year super-majority on the back of pragmatic policy making that appeals to most North Dakota voters. That success is at risk if a small faction of ideologues is allowed to continue using the manipulated outcomes of small conventions to create the appearance that the NDGOP is something it isn't.
In Stark County, many local elections went uncontested, leaving only a handful of contended races.
In the night’s most anticipated legislative race, House Appropriations Chairman Jeff Delzer appears to have lost his bid for reelection in District 33, which extends from north of Bismarck west to Mercer County.
With 394 of 398 precincts fully reporting, Casselton state representative and seed business owner Michael Howe appears to have won the race with 68% of the vote. Bismarck auto service adviser Marvin Lepp has received 32% of the vote.
With Democratic President Joe Biden slumping in the polls and soaring inflation souring voters' moods, Republicans are expected to win control of the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate.
Rep. Jeff Magrum, who is now seeking the NDGOP's Senate nomination in District 8, is accused of multiple incidents of threatening and even aggressive behavior.
Shannon Roers Jones talks about conflicts of interests, civility in government, and media bias.