A Grand Forks man who ran for Secretary of State in the June primary as a Libertarian is asking the North Dakota Supreme Court to order a recount in his race.
Roland Riemers was the only Libertarian on the ballot. State law says a party needs 300 votes in the primary to have its own column on the general election ballot.
"I lost by 53 votes," Riemers told the Court. "I'm not only off the general election ballot, but it loses us our status as the Libertarian Party for the next two years."