Friday, April 14, 2017
North Dakota: City Attorney claims Fargo Commissioner recall not allowed
There's a battle between Secretary of State Al Jaeger and Fargo City Attorney Erik Johnson over whether the recall of City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn is allowed under North Dakota law. The recall is over a bill that would let communities stop refugee resettlement in the area. Jaeger allowed signature gathering to begin -- petitioners need 3504 signatures. Johnson claims that the upcoming election runs over the one year grace period before an election. The issue is when that day starts -- Piepkorn is facing a vote on June 12, 2018.