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A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if that person knowingly, or with reckless disregard for its truth or falsity, publishes any political advertisement or news release that contains any assertion, representation, or statement of fact, including information concerning a candidate's prior public record, which is untrue, deceptive, or misleading, whether on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office, initiated measure, referred measure, constitutional amendment, or any other issue, question, or proposal on an election ballot, and whether the publication is by radio, television, newspaper, pamphlet, folder, display cards, signs, posters, billboard advertisements, websites, electronic transmission, or by any other public means. This section does not apply to a newspaper, television or radio station, or other commercial medium that is not the source of the political advertisement or news release.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 16.1. Elections § 16.1-10-04. Publication of false information in political advertisements--Penalty - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-16-1-elections/nd-cent-code-sect-16-1-10-04.html
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