Michael Coachman on Government Reform
Size of government & regulations should be limited
Federal, state and local governments should be transparent and limited to their respective roles, in accordance with the Tenth Amendment.
The size of government, government regulations, and entitlement and transfer programs, should be limited to essential, inherently governmental functions.
Source: 2020 North Dakota gubernatorial campaign website
, Mar 25, 2020
Work with tribal leaders to resolve concerns over voter ID
Perhaps the most prominent issue at the moment in regards to this race is the controversy surrounding voter ID, with the Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of North Dakota's law. Coachman says that it's important
to ensure that only legal North Dakota residents vote in our elections, but that tribal relations must be improved. He would work with tribal leaders to resolve concerns about voter suppression.
Source: The MinuteMan Blog on 2020 North Dakota Gubernatorial race
, Oct 27, 2018
Make acquiring absentee ballots easier
Coachman said he jumped into the Secretary of State race to promote transparency and visibility of the office. The retired Air Force veteran from Larimore said he tries "to help the underdog." He was previously a lieutenant governor candidate in
2012 and 2016.
"I'm doing it because I like to serve the people; I believe in the Constitution," Coachman said. "When I raised my hand, I swore to defend this nation." He also sees technology as an issue: "Our system should just be totally
independent, where no one should have access to it except North Dakota." He also expressed concerns for the secretary of state's website, such as repetitive data entry and acquiring absentee ballots. "It is not the easiest," Coachman said.
Coachman indicated he would visit cities and counties to meet with residents, even do radio broadcasts for outreach. Not everyone communicates the same way, he said.
Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2020 North Dakota Gubernatorial race
, Oct 18, 2018
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