North Dakota’s Supreme Court has sided with opponents who sued to keep off the November ballot a measure that would write many new election processes in the state constitution.
Today, a North Dakota District Court issued factual findings to the North Dakota Supreme Court consistent with the North Dakota Republican Party’s contention that Travisia Martin has not been a North Dakota Resident for long enough to be eligible to run for statewide office.
Today, the NDGOP Executive Committee took decisive action to oppose Resolution 31 by voting to disavow its harmful and divisive language. North Dakota Republicans welcomes all those who support less government and greater freedom.
A top North Dakota Republican official has apologized for a series of anti-LGBT statements that delegates approved as a part of the state party’s official extended policy platform.
Today, North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Rick Berg announced that the NDGOP would be filing a petition with the North Dakota Supreme Court asking for ineligible State Insurance Commissioner candidate Travisia Martin to be removed from the November ballot.
Regarding an attempt to convene a convention, pursuant to NDGOP rules, only the Chairman and Executive Committee can issue a call for convention and must do so 90 days in advance. Due to COVID-19, that was not practically possible within the time constraints necessary to conduct the normal business of a convention.
I hope this update finds you well and in good health. What a year 2020 has been so far! I don’t think any of us could have predicted that the biggest election of our lifetime would be occurring amid a global pandemic.
I have been so impressed with not just resiliency of North Dakotans during this tumultuous time, but also with the patience and enthusiasm of our Republican members. When our State Convention – a long-anticipated event – was cancelled, you and the rest of our delegates came together to continue the important work of our Party by mail. We then mobilized to get-out-the-vote despite the change with the all-mail primary. What a primary we had, Republicans turned out 3:1 compared to Democrats, It shows the confidence they have in Republican leadership continuing to govern North Dakota.
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Today, the North Dakota Republican Party announced that it had completed the tally for the absentee ballots submitted as part of the alternative voting measures adopted by the Executive Committee and State Committee in response to the cancellation of the State Convention. Delegates who kept their paid registrations were eligible to participate in the election.
BISMARCK – Today, members of the North Dakota Republican Party (NDGOP) State Committee unanimously elected Rick Berg to his first full-term as Chairman. Berg was first elected to the role in March of 2018 and served the remainder of Congressman Kelly Armstrong’s term as Chairman.
“I am grateful to have the full support of the NDGOP State Committee to continue serving as Chairman,” said Chairman Berg. “Together our Republican team has accomplished a great deal, and I look forward to working with NDGOP members and our elected leadership on another successful gubernatorial election cycle. As we lead into the 2020 elections, we will build upon our historic efforts to grow our Party, engage with voters and make the case for Republican leadership.”
About Chairman Berg
Under the leadership of Chairman Berg, the NDGOP has made its largest-ever investment in a field program designed to connect directly with voters and secured an entirely Republican federal delegation. Governor Burgum asked Chairman Berg to continue leading the NDGOP through the 2020 election cycle and thanks him for his record of results for the Republican Party.
Rick served in the North Dakota Legislature for 26 years as Speaker of the House, Majority Leader, Caucus Chairman and Chairman of the Business Committee. In 2010, Rick was elected to the US House of Representatives where he served on the House Ways and Means Committee with a focus on taxation and budget. Rick currently serves as the President of Berg Group, LLC which focuses on developing commercial real estate partnerships.
In early 2018, Rick was elected to serve as the Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party. Rick and his wife Tracy reside in Fargo.
First Vice Chair: John Trandem (Newly Elected)
Second Vice Chair: Carma Hanson (Re-elected)
Treasurer: Nick Hacker (Re-elected)
Secretary: Kyle Handegaard (Re-elected)