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ROLAND RIEMERS

"If you reached a certain level you got an hourly rate that was increased," paid petition circulator Charles Tuttle said during a recent radio interview, referring to increased pay for term limits petitioners based on the number of signatures they collected.
Roland Riemers, a Grand Forks man whose name frequently appears on ballots across North Dakota, was ousted on Saturday from the state Libertarian party. He ran as a Democrat in the 2020 race for the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"The word 'endorsed' or 'petition' will appear after or under the name of a candidate for the statewide or legislative district office," the bill reads. "The word 'endorsed' in this context means the candidate was endorsed by the political party indicated. The word 'petition' in this context means the candidate circulated a petition for signatures to be included on the ballot."
Lawsuit says Gov. Doug Burgum overstepped his authority by making the election mail-in only in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gov. Doug Burgum has ordered the closure of concert venues, movie theaters, gyms, nail salons, massage parlors and barber shops since the outbreak of COVID-19 began in mid-March. The order, which also mandates that restaurants and bars stop in-house service, was extended last week until at least April 30.
The first-term Republican congressman started off 2020 with about $210,000 in his campaign account, and he says serious fundraising efforts have not even begun in earnest.
Roland Riemers said he wants to be the "dump-the-Trump candidate" in the race.
The party will have a separate column for its candidates on the statewide primary ballot in June.
BISMARCK — A court-ordered recount of June primary election ballots cost North Dakota counties nearly $5,000, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Friday, Nov. 16.
A Libertarian candidate who ran for North Dakota secretary of state this year before being told he couldn't appear on the general election ballot is asking voters to write him in as agriculture commissioner.

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BISMARCK -- North Dakota Libertarians are already looking ahead to the 2020 election, despite the loss of the party's ballot status. Secretary of State candidate Roland Riemers, the only Libertarian on the statewide primary ballot, needed 300 vot...
BISMARCK -- A recount of the votes cast in the primary for the North Dakota secretary of state race resulted in one additional vote for Roland Riemers-- not enough for the Libertarian candidate to advance to the November election.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota election officials will start recounting primary election ballots next week after the Libertarian candidate for secretary of state failed to garner enough votes to advance his campaign to November.

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