A Republican candidate for state legislator in North Dakota who died of COVID-19 earlier this month remains on the ballot.
David Andahl, 55, a Bismark farmer and developer who ran in the 8th District, received endorsements from top Republicans, including Gov. Doug Burgum and U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, before his death on Oct. 5.
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Andahl’s name remains on the ballot after a decision by State Attorney Wayne Stenehjem. Should he win on November 3, the Republican Party will appoint a replacement.
“In case the deceased candidate receives the majority of the votes, the candidate is elected. If the current candidate is dead, the candidate is no longer qualified and a vacancy would exist,” Stenehjem wrote, referring to the state law on filling. a legislative position.
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Voters have the opportunity to make a special choice after the legislative meeting if they are dissatisfied with the appointment.
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The current candidate, the Republican rep. Jeff Delzer, is chairman of the powerful House Grants Committee.