Vote To Dissolve Leith Will Wait Until November
A vote to disincorporate the town of Leith, ND will have to wait until fall.
The Bismarck Tribune reports the vote on whether to dissolve the town government was to be held Monday (7/23), but now is set to be part of the November general election.
Leith is where white nationalist and separatist Craig Cobb attempted to turn the town into a white supremacist haven a few years ago. He failed in his attempt to by up property and after several run-ins with the law, eventually purchased property in Nebraska.
The Tribune says Mayor Ryan Schock "carried a petition to disband the town when a couple he associates with the town’s white supremacist history were elected by write-in votes to the city council."
The reportedly bought property from Craig Cobb, though they deny any association with him.
Mayor Schock hopes dissolving the town will keep white supremacists from acquiring political power. He says he hopes a disincorporation will mark the end of the Cobb legacy.
[Source: Bismarck Tribune]