Sunday, January 26, 2020

North Dakota: A look back at the only Attorney General to lose a recall

Here's a good look back at North Dakota Attorney General William Lemke, who along with Governor Lynn Frazier and Agriculture Commissioner John Hagan, were the first state level officials to lose a recall back in 1921. The three were members of the Nonpartisan League Party and this write-up provides a good understanding of what happened. There is set to be a part two that deals with Lemke's career after the recall -- where he was elected to Congress and ran as a third party candidate for the Presidency.

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