Democratic North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp discourages voting: “I think it’s really important that people understand the consequences of voting.” pic.twitter.com/HIzqNg9z1L
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 1, 2018
And Heidi Heitkamp now trying to justify it spreading the same lie.
Via Daily Wire:
There’s a seeming attempt at voter suppression going on in North Dakota, and it comes from the North Dakota Democratic Party. On their website, they offer a message that looks designed to intimidate hunters, who may be more cut from GOP cloth, into abandoning an attempt to vote because they might lose their out-of-state hunting licenses.
The message reads:
If you vote in North Dakota, you could forfeit your hunting licenses. You MUST be a resident of North Dakota to vote here. And if you are a resident of North Dakota, you may lose hunting licenses you have in other states. If you want to keep your out-of-state hunting licenses, you may not want to vote in North Dakota’s 2018 election.
Underneath the message is printed, “Paid for and authorized by the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. Not authorized by any candidates or candidate’s committee. www.demnpl.com. Copyright © 2018 North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. All rights reserved.”
Rob Port at sayanythingblog.com writes:
I contacted Secretary of State Al Jaeger and asked if he’d ever heard of this claim before. “No,” he told me. “We’re not involved at all in the requirements for getting a hunting license. A question like what you have needs to be directed to the Game & Fish Department. I doubt that there’s any connection.”
“We’ve never heard of that,” Randy Meissner, the licensing manager for North Dakota Game & Fish, told me when I contacted him and read him the text of the ad. I sent him the links and screenshots for the ad and he said he was going to run the claim by his administration.