From The Bismarck Tribune. Here is an extract:
Fargo’s current voting process in municipal elections will likely become null and void after the North Dakota Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that seeks to ban approval voting across the state.
Senate lawmakers on Thursday passed House Bill 1273, which would prohibit rank-choice voting and approval voting systems throughout the state of North Dakota, including Fargo where the last two elections have utilized approval voting.
The vote passed 33-13, and with the House’s 74-19 vote on Feb. 15, clears the two-thirds majority threshold needed to override a potential veto from Gov. Doug Burgum.
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