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Doug Burgum on VoteMatch



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support a ban on abortions for things like gender selection: Opposes topic 1
Law requires doctors to say some abortions reversible: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Signed strict ban in North Dakota, opposes national ban: Strongly Opposes topic 1
10th Amendment says leave it to the states; no federal ban: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fly flags of ND tribal nations at Governor's Office: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Gay marriage is ok, but not running on social issues: Favors topic 3
No discrimination because of sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
Ban trans people from bathrooms & school sports: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Vetoed barring biological boys from girl's school sports: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(+2 points on Social scale)
Repeal Sunday morning shopping ban: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pledge to oppose Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Enacted tax break for Social Security recipients: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Accelerate efforts to raise outcomes for all students: Opposes topic 7
Kids can't prepare for 21st century using 19th-century model: Favors topic 7
Local control of schools: Favors topic 7
Invest in K-12 for our No. 1 resource--our young people: Opposes topic 7
Proclaimed North Dakota School Choice Week: Favors topic 7
Help students be "choice ready" for their career paths: Opposes topic 7
Expand career/technical academies across the state: Opposes topic 7
Path to jobs is changing; not just four years of college: Opposes topic 7
Adopt computer and cyber science graduation standards: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-5 points on Social scale)
EPA rules infringed on state & Congressional authority: Strongly Favors topic 8
Innovation--not regulation--solves oil & gas challenges: Strongly Favors topic 8
Dept. of Environmental Quality to focus on clean air & water: Opposes topic 8
One-stop reporting for hazardous spills helps state respond: Opposes topic 8
Make it easier, not harder, to come work in North Dakota: Strongly Favors topic 8
We need Farm Freedom legislation, and we need it now! : Strongly Favors topic 8
Innovation over regulation is how you solve challenges: Strongly Favors topic 8
Innovation is what drives country forward, not regulation: Strongly Favors topic 8
Federal rules are actually trying to take away state power: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
North Dakota has been backing the blue, not defunding: Favors topic 9
Tightened rules on civil asset forfeiture; curtailed police: Opposes topic 9
Reduce mandatory minimums; alternatives to incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Obama has overreached on gun control: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make North Dakota the most military-friendly state: Opposes topic 11
Permanently eliminated state income tax on Social Security: Opposes topic 11
Shrink government and stop property tax hikes: Favors topic 11
Private investment in infrastructure reduces property taxes: Opposes topic 11
Should adopt the lowest flat-rate income tax in the nation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Delivered $174 million in permanent property tax relief: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Special legislative session for $46M tax cut: Favors topic 11
To be competitive we've got to get to zero income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
States are addressing border crisis ignored by Feds: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly opposes transporting migrants to North Dakota: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Sending National Guard to Texas strengthens border security: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
North American trade deal good for farmers, ranchers: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trade war with China, & tariffs, hurting domestic farmers: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
We have an amazing relationship with Canada: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports trade deal with Mexico/Canada: Strongly Favors topic 13
USMCA trade deal protects intellectual property rights: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Consider filing a lawsuit over refugee resettlement: Favors topic 14
The best of America is when neighbors help neighbors: Favors topic 14
The best of America is when neighbors help neighbors: Favors topic 14
You can see this great country, our future, is unlimited: Favors topic 14
Technology has ensured abundant food and energy: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-5 points on Social scale)
Need strong deterrent against rogue nations: Favors topic 15
State income tax exemption on military retirement pay: Favors topic 15
Budgeted to create a North Dakota Military Museum: Strongly Favors topic 15
Tuition assistance & tax exemption for military & veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Exempted military retirement benefits from state income tax: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pledge to support term limits: Favors topic 16
Veto $5,000 limits on executive branch bonuses: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-5 points on Social scale)
Unite the country against our enemies like China and Putin: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Support Ukraine: an opportunity for US and NATO: Strongly Opposes topic 17
I think Putin is running a large criminal organization: Strongly Opposes topic 17
State-sponsored cyber terrorists are at war with us: Opposes topic 17
We stand with our democratic ally Israel against Hamas: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We are not running out of oil; we have a global surplus: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Protest campers at Dakota Access Pipeline should leave: Opposes topic 18
On energy, all of the above: Opposes topic 18
Lignite (brown coal) is transforming power plant emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Private sector innovation over regulation on carbon: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Clean coal will allow us to shape global energy policy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Soybean oil can be refined into renewable green diesel fuel: Favors topic 18
North Dakota takes and all-of-the-above approach: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Providing a viable path forward for coal has been a priority: Strongly Opposes topic 18
On our way toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 : Favors topic 18
America being truly energy independent stabilizes the globe: Strongly Opposes topic 18
$350 million Carbon Capture Project for clean coal: Opposes topic 18
The oil industry is so safe, environmentally friendly: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Jail time without rehab is not a cure for addiction: Opposes topic 19
Opioid epidemic threatens our way of life: Favors topic 19
Remove shame and stigma from the disease of addiction: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right-size government: cutting $1.2B is a great start: Opposes topic 20
Increased teacher & state employee pay without raising taxes: Opposes topic 20
Balanced the budget every year and passed record tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Economy of the future built on collaboration for innovation: Opposes topic 20
Main Street Initiative: use existing infrastructure fully: Opposes topic 20

Doug Burgum is a Moderate Conservative
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