The Green Papers: North Dakota 2004 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 8 June 2004
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2000 Census:643,756 (0.23% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):477,000
Voter Registration:North Dakota has no voter registration.
Capital:Bismarck
Tuesday 8 June 2004 polls close 9:00p CDT (0200 UTC) / 9:00p MDT (0300 UTC). The western half of the state is in MDT but that is, of course, the more sparsely populated part of the state, so it is not as problematic to the networks as might be otherwise suggested by simple geography.
Tuesday 2 November 2004 polls close 9:00p CST (0300 UTC) / 9:00p MST (0400 UTC). The western half of the state is in MST but that is, of course, the more sparsely populated part of the state, so it is not as problematic to the networks as might be otherwise suggested by simple geography.
 

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North Dakota State and Local Government

North Dakota 2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions: Democrats   Republicans   Third Parties

           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors. List of States: Details.
Up for election in 2004
  Elected Republican 196,651 62.86% President George W. Bush
(3 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney
Renominated by Convention - 2 September 2004
  Candidate Democrat 111,052 35.50% Senator John Kerry
Vice President: Senator John Edwards
  Candidate Independent 3,756 1.20% Ralph Nader
Vice President: Peter Camejo
  Candidate Libertarian 851 0.27% Michael Badnarik
Vice President: Richard V. Campagna
  Candidate Constitution 514 0.16% Michael Anthony Peroutka
Vice President: Chuck Baldwin
  Candidate Write-In 9 0.00% Martin Wishnatsky
Total 312,833 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 108th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1   Democrat   Senator Kent Conrad
First elected to the "Class 3" seat from the state: 1986; was not a candidate for re-election in the 3 November 1992 General Election; Elected to finish out the "Class 1" term in a Special Election: 4 December 1992 [held to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Quentin N. Burdick (Democrat): 8 September 1992- which Jocelyn B. Burdick (Democrat) had been appointed by Governor George Sinner (Democrat) to fill, 12 September 1992]; elected to a full term: 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Class 3
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Senator Byron L. Dorgan
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1992; was induced to take the oath of office: 5 December 1992 when the seat became vacant upon outgoing Senator Kent Conrad (Democrat) having taken the oath of office for the "Class 1" seat from the state; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 212,143 68.28% Senator Byron L. Dorgan
  Candidate Republican 98,553 31.72% Mike Liffrig
Total 310,696 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for election   Republican   Governor John Hoeven
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 220,803 71.26% Governor John Hoeven
Lt. Governor: Lt. Governor Jack Dalrymple
  Candidate Democrat 84,877 27.39% Joseph A. Satrom
Lt. Governor: Deb Mathern
  Candidate Independent 4,193 1.35% Roland Riemers
Lt. Governor: Mitchell S. Sanderson
Total 309,873 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

Seat up for election   Republican   Lieutenant Governor Jack Dalrymple
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary

108th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2004, 2006. No Term Limit. 108th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democrat (1 Renominated)

At-Large
Seat up for election
  Democrat   Congressman Earl Pomeroy
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 185,130 59.56% Congressman Earl Pomeroy
  Candidate Republican 125,684 40.44% Duane Sand
Total 310,814 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2000

Seat up for election   Republican   Secretary of State Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996; 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 193,088 65.16% Secretary of State Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger
  Candidate Democrat 103,236 34.84% Douglas Melby
Total 296,324 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2000

Seat up for election   Republican   Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 218,627 72.54% Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
  Candidate Democrat 82,768 27.46% Bruce Schoenwald
Total 301,395 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

Seat up for election   Democrat   Treasurer Kathi Gilmore
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
  Elected Republican 165,759 56.34% Kelly Schmidt
  Candidate Democrat 128,477 43.66% Dean Meyer
Total 294,236 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

Seat up for election   Republican   Auditor Robert "Bob" Peterson
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: ?; re-elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 189,145 64.33% Auditor Robert "Bob" Peterson
  Candidate Democrat 104,857 35.67% Brent Edison
Total 294,002 100.00%  

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2000

Seat up for election   Democrat   Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Democrat 149,917 50.32% Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson
  Candidate Republican 148,039 49.68% Doug Goehring
Total 297,956 100.00%  

Tax Commissioner  4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2000

Seat up for election   Republican   Tax Commissioner Rick Clayburgh
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 206,772 69.17% Tax Commissioner Rick Clayburgh
  Candidate Democrat 92,171 30.83% Mike Every
Total 298,943 100.00%  

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

Seat up for election   Republican   Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Republican 189,976 64.38% Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman
  Candidate Democrat 105,130 35.62% Terry Barnes
Total 295,106 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004

Seat up for election   Nonpartisan   Public Instruction Superintendent Wayne G. Sanstead
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1992; 1996; 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 8 June 2004 Primary
  Elected Nonpartisan 174,815 61.63% Public Instruction Superintendent Wayne G. Sanstead
  Candidate Nonpartisan 108,856 38.37% Keith Jacobson
Total 283,671 100.00%  

Public Service Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 1998, 2004

Seat up for election   Republican   PS Commissioner Kevin Cramer
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Appointed by Governor John Hoeven to fill the un-expired term of Leo M. Reinbold: 2003
  Elected Republican 191,825 65.49% Kevin Cramer
  Candidate Democrat 101,081 34.51% Ron Gumeringer
Total 292,906 100.00%  
 PS Commissioner Leo M. Reinbold resigned effective 31 July 2004

Public Service Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2006

    Republican   PS Commissioner Tony Clark
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Public Service Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2008

    Republican   PS Commissioner Susan Wefald
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

2002-2010 Congressional District  2002-2010 CDs

North Dakota has been allocated only 1 Representative in Congress at large; therefore, the entire state consists of, in effect, only one statewide Congressional District.

 


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