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Grand Forks' Kylie Oversen announces delegate votes at Democratic National Convention

FILE PHOTO: Rep. Kylie Oversen, chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic Party. (Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald)

PHILADELPHIA—A North Dakota state representative from Grand Forks briefly held the spotlight Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Kylie Oversen, chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic Party, reported the state's vote during the roll call for the party's presidential nomination. North Dakota cast 14 votes for Sen. Bernie Sanders and seven for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who won the nomination.

Oversen, like speakers from other states, boasted about her state. North Dakota is home to "five beautiful tribal nations" and is the birthplace of the Nonpartisan League movement, Oversen said.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple presented the state's vote count during last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where he pointed to UND's national championship men's hockey team and the five-time defending national champion North Dakota State University football team. He added North Dakota was the only state to grow younger last year.

John Hageman

John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.  

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