Petition to recall ND governor approved to collect signatures
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - North Dakota’s Secretary of State has approved a group to collect signatures that could lead to a recall election of Gov. Doug Burgum, R-N.D., and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, R-N.D.
According to the petition request, the group accuses the governor of “contempt of the voters and negligence in/of the office.”
The petition must collect nearly 90,000 signatures over the next year in order to trigger the recall.
The primary sponsor of the petition is Michael Coachman, who challenged Burgum for the Republican nomination for governor in 2020, but lost.
“The results of last year’s primary and general elections speak for themselves,” said Mike Nowatzki, Governors Office communications director.
In a statement, newly-elected ND GOP Chairman Perrie Schafer said: “This recall effort is misguided and will undoubtedly fail. Governor Burgum was overwhelmingly re-elected by North Dakota voters less than one year ago by nearly the largest margin of any candidate for governor in the nation.”
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