Heitkamp confirms Dems' false claim that ND hunters could lose licenses in a poll

Heitkamp confirms Dems' false claim that ND hunters could lose licenses in a poll

US Senator Heidi Heitkamp, ​​DN.D., advocated in her last election campaign the false allegations in a Facebook ad paid by the Democratic Party of her state, according to which state hunters could lose their hunting licenses nearby states if they Choose Tuesday.

Heitkamp, ​​who is eleven points behind Republican challenger Kevin Cramer, has not said goodbye to the advocacy and told reporters that "it's really important for people to understand the implications of the vote."

She also said that the ad is true. "Choosing means being a resident, meaning you pay taxes here". This means that if you want to get a residence permit in Minnesota, it means you will not get it if you vote here, "said Heitkamp.

The North Dakota Democratic-NPL paid Facebook ad warns the North Dakota hunters that they may lose their foreign licenses if they vote in that election.


"If you want to keep your hunting licenses outside of the state, you may not want to vote in North Dakota," the ad says and links to a similar warning on the North Dakota Democratic-NPL website.

"If you vote in North Dakota, you could lose your hunting licenses. You MUST be a resident of North Dakota to vote here. And if you're based in North Dakota, you can lose hunting licenses that you have in other states, "the website said.

"If you want to keep your out-of-state hunting licenses, you may not want to vote in North Dakota."

– Statement in the announcement of the Democratic Party of North Dakota


However, the warning from Heitkamp and the state's Democratic Party is wrong, says leftist fact-checker PolitiFact, who ruled that hunters could lose their licenses as "pants on fire".

"It's hard to interpret this in any way except to make people abstain from voting. But the voting does not cost anyone for their hunting licenses, "it says in the verdict of the fact checker.

"It's hard to interpret this in any way other than trying to keep people from voting, but voting does not cost anyone their hunting licenses."

– PolitiFact

The Republican Party of the State beat the Democrats for promoting the lie.

"Heidi Heitkamp is using her anti-Kavanaugh campaign to stifle North Dakota turnout," Jake Wilkins, North Dakota's GOP spokesman, told Fox News, adding that "it's clear they're just the one." Re-election wins, not helping their constituents. "

Efforts to quell voters are following Heitkamp's decision to essentially throw in the towel, and spent nearly $ 3 million of their campaign money on the state's Democratic Party to support other races in the state.

This was after a series of gaffes and electoral decisions that gave their Republican opponent a significant boost.

Last month she had to apologize after publicly calling for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in an admonition to her Republican challenger without her consent.

"I deeply regret this error and we are in the process of revoking it, personally apologizing to all concerned and taking the necessary steps to ensure that it never happens again," she said in a statement.

Then she was called for a Facebook post that used a photo of a World War II veteran without his permission.

Worst of all, however, was Heitkamp's decision to vote against Supreme Court confirmation, Brett Kavanaugh. She voted against Kavanaugh, although all polls showed that North Dakotans would support her less if she voted No.

"This spectacle turned out to be the biggest political gift I've received in a long time," Cramer told Fox News, referring to the confirmation process by Kavanaugh.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Fox News contributed to the report.

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