North Dakota Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Measure To Abolish Their Property Tax

Showing the limits of the right wing’s anti-tax zealotry, North Dakota voters yesterday overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to abolish their state’s property tax. More than 76 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of keeping the tax in place, according to unofficial returns. Had the measure passed, North Dakota would have become the first state in the nation to abolish its property tax. “North Dakotans have a long history of rejecting extreme measures that take a big leap in policy,” said Jon Godfread, an official with the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce.