Nord: 'My rights were violated'
A recall election for Sheriff of Walsh county Tuesday ended the same way as the general election in November. Incumbent Sheriff Lauren Wild won the special election with 1,758 votes.
People lined up at the Walsh County Courthouse Tuesday to cast their vote in the special election for sheriff.
The election was necessitated when Walsh County citizens submitted a recall petition against Sheriff Lauren Wild.
The Walsh County State's Attorney has decided that current sheriff Lauren Wild did not do anything wrong during last year's election campaign. Four people asked the State's Attorney to look at Sheriff Wild's campaign practices.
A longtime Walsh County sheriff's deputy who was fired after running for sheriff against his boss has filed a lawsuit in federal court. Sheriff Lauren Wild defeated Ron Nord by 64 to 36 percent in the November election.
Organizers of an effort to recall the Sheriff of Walsh County get a step closer to their goal. The recall effort started when Sheriff Lauren Wild fired chief deputy Ron Nord the day after the election.
The petition for a recall vote for the Walsh County Sheriff seat has received all the signatures they needed. As of Thursday morning, the group received 1,238 signatures, according to petition supporters.
Permission to start a petition recalling Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild has been submitted to the North Dakota Secretary of State.
Petition organizer Jennie Swartz of Pisek, North Dakota tells WDAZ the approval request arrived in Bismarck on Tuesday.
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