As of yesterday all three referendum campaigns started by Dickinson citizen activist Riley Kuntz have failed.

He was trying to refer an appropriation for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, an expansion of the open records exemption for legislative emails, and a limit on the powers of the state auditor to the statewide ballot for a veto vote.

Yesterday the deadline for the final petition, regarding the auditor, came and went. When I initially wrote about it I didn’t know how many signatures had been collected for the auditor referendum.

Last night Kuntz told me. He said they got 8,912 signatures “with a few stragglers.”

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