Statewide Analysis

North Dakota has been in the Republican column for President since 1968 and in 2016 North Dakota once again voted for the Republican nominee Donald Trump giving him three electoral votes.

Incumbent Senator John Hoeven (R) was re-elected to the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer (R) was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Businessman Doug Burgum (R) defeated state representative Marvin Nelson (D) for Governor of North Dakota.  Burgum received significant financial support from his time as an executive at Microsoft.  The Governor's seat was open due to incumbent Governor Jack Dalrymple decline to run for re-election.  Republicans picked up six seats in the North Dakota State Senate and now hold 38 of the 47 seats.  In the North Dakota House of Representatives the Republicans grew their majority by 10 seats and now hold 81 seats to the Democrats 13.  North Dakota voted to allow the use of medical marijuana with over 63% of voters approving the measure.


Race by Race Details

North Dakota Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/15/2016 3:09:11 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
James Germalic (Independent)  1.4%
Eliot Glassheim (Democratic Non-Partisan League)  17.0%
John Hoeven (Republican Party)  78.6% Winner
Robert Marquette (Libertarian Party)  3.1%
Senator John Hoeven (R) was easily re-elected to a second term in the United States Senate by a large margin.

North Dakota Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 7:43:18 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Kevin Cramer (Republican Party)  69.2% Winner
Chase Iron Eyes (Democratic Non-Partisan League)  23.8%
Jack Seaman (Libertarian Party)  7.0%

*The analysis on this page is provided by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation's leading businesses and trade associations. The views expressed in this analysis do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.