BREAKING NEWS: The Montana Supreme Court has issued a stay on District Judge Donald Harris’ 11th-hour injunction that extended the deadline for county election offices to accept absentee ballots.
Under current Montana law, absentee ballots have to be received by 8 p.m. on election day, (June 2 for the 2020 Montana primary). Judge Harris’ ruling would have allowed the absentee ballots to be counted as long as they were postmarked on or before election day and received by June 8.
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, whose office requested the stay, released a statement following the justices’ decision:
“I am pleased that the Montana Supreme Court maintained our long-standing ballot deadline of 8 p.m. on Election Day, especially since some counties are using prepaid ballot return envelopes that are not postmarked. Ten days before an election is not an appropriate time to upend an important and widely known voting deadline.” ... See MoreSee Less
America’s first Navy SEAL to serve in a Cabinet position will be on the program tomorrow, and he wants to talk with YOU. Commander Ryan Zinke, who served as President Trump’s first confirmed Interior Secretary, and who was the first Montanan to occupy a Cabinet Position, will join us on Voices of Montana, Wednesday. The phones will be open to discuss what’s on your mind. From energy to the elections, from the hunting grounds to the SEAL training grounds. Join us for a conversation with Montana’s Ryan Zinke. Call 866.627.5483. ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday Montana entered into the second phase of Governor Steve Bullock’s staggered approach to lifting COVID-19 restrictions. Part of the plan is to let tourists into the state and to that end Montana is doing whatever is necessary to keep everyone safe while opening the state up to business. Governor …
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