Burgum, Sanford win by landslide margins
North Dakota Republican Governor, Doug Burgum, will uphold his position in office. Governor Burgum won against Democratic candidate Shelley Lenz and Libertarian candidate DuWayne Hendrickson. Voting came to a close on Tuesday, Nov., 3. Sources say that Doug Burgum was favored heavily throughout his campaign. According to Inforum, as of 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov., 4, Governor Burgum had brought in about 356,469 votes. These numbers accounted for approximately 66% of the total votes. Governor Burgum released a video statement following the announcement of his victory in the election.
“Together, with Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, we thank you for your support. We are grateful every day to serve the citizens of the state we love, and we are deeply honored to be re-elected to serve all the citizens of North Dakota for another four years,” said Burgum.
Governor Burgum’s second term will proceed for another 4 years. The viral outbreak will take top priority as the state of North Dakota continues to lead in the number of COVID-19 cases per capita in the U.S.