Zach Raknerud has won North Dakota's Democratic-NPL primary for its sole U.S. House seat.

Though voting results are preliminary and unofficial, Raknerud won the Democratic primary and received 63% of the vote with 345 of the 422 precincts fully reporting.

Republican Kelly Armstrong is currently the state's U.S. House Representative and is running for an additional two-year term in November's general election.

"[Voters] really care about all of North Dakota and working class priorities," Raknerud said. "And as a result, we've won the nomination so I can't express how much I appreciate that support."

Raknerud, 26, won the Democratic-NPL Party's endorsement in March. He is a retail manager in Minot.

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If elected, Raknerud said one of his first priorities would be addressing corruption in Washington, D.C. He is also in favor of "Medicare for All," and free tuition for all public colleges and trade schools.

Forum News Service previously reported Armstrong had raised about $210,000 at the beginning of the year. Raknerud had raised considerably less and said he raised about $5,000 at that point.

Raknerud's opponent, Roland Reimers, 77, lost the primary with 36% of the vote. Reimers is a Libertarian who unsuccessfully ran for multiple statewide offices.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Michelle Griffith, a Report for America corps member, at