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Registration is still open. Many of those registering to run for Moorhead School Board are focused on teacher and staff shortage issues.
Primary elections typically have a significantly lower turnout than the November general election. Minnesota has had nation-leading voter turnout in its last three general elections, reaching nearly 80% in 2020.
Several incumbent state legislators, particularly in the Senate, edged out competitors with more extreme views on COVID-19, election security and more.
The measure fared better in Becker County, where it was approved by voters 11 to 9 in Atlanta Township and passed 2-0 in Cuba Township. It failed 15 to 13 in Walworth Township.
Finstad takes early lead in special election against Ettinger to serve out Hagedorn's term.
Secretary of State Steve Simon easily turned back a primary challenge from DFL candidate Steve Carlson during the Tuesday, Aug. 9, primary election. Kim Crockett beat Erik Van Mechelen in the GOP primary.
The DFL- and GOP-endorsed candidates for governor easily won their respective primary contests on Tuesday night.
The Associated Press called the race for Schultz at around 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. With 73% of precincts reporting, Schultz had 54% of the vote, with candidate Doug Wardlow at 35%. Perennial candidate Sharon Anderson had around 12% of the vote.
If Rep. Kelly Armstrong and his surrogates believe independent candidate Cara Mund is a threat, you'll know it by how they treat her
Voting officials said the decrease in ballots cast by mail likely had to do with decreased concerns about COVID-19 compared to two years prior.
I'm just not seeing a constituency of North Dakota voters that Mund could appeal to that's large enough to lead her to victory. But, again, that's assuming that she's running to win, and not as a way to keep her celebrity alive post-Miss America.
The court concluded that petitioners did not file their grievance quickly enough to meet requirements.
The state's four major political parties will hold contests to see which candidates advance to the general election in November.
The two candidates in the Republican primary for attorney general are political newcomer Jim Schultz and 2018 candidate Doug Wardlow. Incumbent Keith Ellison is the likely DFL nominee.