North Dakota secretary of state candidate wants to eliminate mail-in voting and ballot counting machines

Image by Charles Tuttle
Image by Charles Tuttle

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota's independent candidate for secretary of state Charles Tuttle is talking about what he would do if elected.  

"The first thing we would do is get rid of the boxes, we'll get rid of the mail-in balloting, and we get rid of the machines and we start teaching, and I think there should be a class in our schools on how elections work," said Tuttle. 

Tuttle describes himself as a supporter of Donald Trump, but says the republican party has moved too far to the left. 

His platform includes a number of proposed changes in voting, including the elimination of mail-in voting, and doing away with vote counting machines. He says all ballots should be printed with barcodes to ensure accountability. Tuttle says he is endorsed by My Pillow founder Mike Lindell. 

"I work for conservative causes, and I've always been a behind-the-scenes person and I'm just getting frustrated and tired. Our party has been taken over by the democrats and we've gone so far left of our platform," said Tuttle.   

Tuttle is running against Republican Michael Howe and Democrat Jeffrey Powell. 

In August, Tuttle's home was searched by agents from Bureau of Criminal Investigation, in connection to Tuttle's efforts aimed at getting the term limit measure on the ballot. 

Original Air Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022