November 9, 1988
Democratic Sen. Quentin Burdick, 80, who underwent surgery in August for colon cancer, beat back a challenge from North Dakota's state House Republican leader Earl Strinden, who had raised the issue of Burdick's age and health during the campaign. With 43% of the precincts reporting, Democrat Byron L. Dorgan had 65,567 votes, or 74%, to 23,639, or 26%, for Republican Steve Sydness in the congressional race. Gov.
June 15, 1988 |
North Dakotans rejected a lottery for the second time in 18 months Tuesday, while Virginians chose Democrat L. F. Payne Jr. as their newest congressman. With 77% of the North Dakota vote in, the lottery was opposed by 41,505 voters, or 59%, and favored by 28,391 voters, or 41%. "It would seem to me (the vote is) a decisive expression of the will of the people, and I would hope that the proponents would accept the decision of the voters of North Dakota," former Gov. Arthur Link said.