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Burgum's not so 'ND nice" in tactics to influence voters

Doug Burgum may be the first North Dakota governor who has chosen this route to accumulate power in the state’s history.

JSSP Letter to Editor
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In North Dakota, the expression “North Dakota nice” is often heard. A similar shared mindset in North Dakota might also be “North Dakota fair”. Overall North Dakotans, it might be “fair” to say, appreciate and expect a level playing field in life in general and especially in North Dakota politics.

Too bad that Governor Burgum does not appear to accept what most people who live in North Dakota believe in.

It has recently been brought forth by the media and others that he is and has been using his extreme wealth to influence voters in certain Republican primary races against conservative opponents who disagree with him. Most cannot come close to matching his contributions.

Doug Burgum may be the first North Dakota governor who has chosen this route to accumulate power in the state’s history. This type of behavior may be just a small part of the arrogance the governor sometimes displays as he attempts to get his own way.

Not very North Dakota nice. ... Or some might agree, North Dakota fair.

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Candidates who have accepted and who are accepting the governor’s handouts might want to rethink whether or not it is worth it in the long run as voters in North Dakota begin to realize what is happening.

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