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Associated Press, Published June 26 2012

Clarification sought for Libertarian ND gov candidate

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger is seeking an attorney general's opinion on whether the Libertarian Party's candidate for governor can go on the November general election ballot.

Jaeger says Roland Riemers received enough votes in the June 12 primary to qualify for the November ballot, but Riemers did not have a running mate listed on the June ballot. Jaeger says the state's constitution requires the governor and lieutenant governor to be elected on a joint ballot — that a vote cast for governor also is a vote cast for the second-in command.

Jaeger on Monday asked Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to clarify the matter.


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