2016 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota

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2016 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota, At-large district

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Nominee Kevin Cramer Chase Iron Eyes Jack Seaman
Party Republican Democratic-NPL Libertarian
Popular vote 233,980 80,377 23,528
Percentage 69.1% 23.7% 7.0%

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County Results

Cramer:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Iron Eyes:      60–70%      70–80%

Representative before election

Kevin Cramer
Republican

Elected Representative

Kevin Cramer
Republican

The 2016 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota was held on November 8, 2016, to elect the U.S. Representative from North Dakota's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the North Dakota Governor election, U.S. Senate election, as well as other statewide, legislative, and local elections. This was first House election since the state legislature changed voter ID requirements, revoking the ability to vote using a student ID.[1]

Incumbent Republican U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer ran for a 3rd term.[2] The primaries were held on June 14.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidate[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Cramer (incumbent) 96,357 99.1
Republican Write-ins 919 0.9
Total votes 97,276 100.0

Democratic-NPL Primary[edit]

Candidate[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL Chase Iron Eyes 17,063 99.7
Democratic-NPL Write-ins 59 0.3
Total votes 17,122 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidate[edit]

  • Robert "Jack" Seaman, businessman, 2014 Libertarian nominee for U.S. Representative from North Dakota[5]

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Robert "Jack" Seaman 1,089 99.5
Libertarian Write-ins 5 0.5
Total votes 1,094 100.0

General election[edit]

North Dakota's at-large congressional district, 2016 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kevin Cramer (incumbent) 233,980 69.13% +13.59%
Democratic-NPL Chase Iron Eyes 80,377 23.75% -14.73%
Libertarian Jack Seaman 23,528 6.95% +1.11%
n/a Write-ins 574 0.17% +0.02%
Total votes 338,459 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

See Also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Watts, Adam; Lyden, Grace (March 9, 2016). "ID law may complicate voting for North Dakota students". Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Cramer to seek re-election to U.S. House". The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Forum News Service. January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "North Dakota Official Results Primary Election - June 14, 2016". North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "ND Dems nominate Chase Iron Eyes for choice for US House of Representatives". WDAY-TV. Forum Communications. April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Nowatzki, Mike (November 9, 2015). "Libertarians endorse candidates, elect new chairman, but governor slot still open". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "North Dakota Official Results General Election - November 8, 2016". North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 7, 2016.