North Dakota lawyer misses hearing: Judge says he will issue a ruling at a later date on Paul Sorum’s allegations


BISMARCK — North Dakota’s solicitor general missed a hearing Monday on a petition filed by a third-party candidate who wants the results of the 2012 gubernatorial race thrown out on a technicality.

Paul Sorum, who ran in 2012 as an independent candidate, is asking the judge to order that the election results be recertified after removing the Republican and Democratic candidates, which would make him the winner with 1.69 percent of the vote.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.