One race ends - another begins. Today, on Voices of Montana, with Tom Schultz, you’ll hear from the winning candidates from each party, as they turn their focus from winning the hearts and minds of the party faithful in June, to winning the hearts and minds of a majority of all Montanans in November.
Greg Gianforte, Kathleen Williams, Matt Rosendale, Raph Graybill, and Austin Knudsen will talk about what led to their victories and what issues they will highlight as the general election races begin.
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
46 year old George Floyd died in Minneapolis on Memorial Day and police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged in his death. Wednesday Representative Greg Gianforte was asked about it on Voices of Montana. “To listen to the full Voices of Montana Podcast Click Here”
Senator Steve Daines’ bill giving greater flexibility for the Paycheck Protection Program now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law after it passed the Senate unanimously Wednesday.
The Montana University System has released a comprehensive set of guidelines to support campuses as they plan for a safe return to campus life this fall. Head of the Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force Brock Tessman.