In complete but unofficial results, the measure failed by a 59 percent to 41 percent margin. All 424 precincts had been reported.
Late Tuesday, supporters of the measure said they weren’t conceding the election, but overnight the remaining untallied votes had been added into the results.
David Owen, chairman of Legalize ND, said “we’ll be back.”
When asked if that meant another ballot measure in two years, he said he hopes it wouldn’t take that, but that rather the state Legislature would address the issue.
Owen said if the wording of the ballot measure needs to be changed “to address people’s concerns, we can