Republicans Sweep Key Races in Montana

Republicans Sweep Key Races in Montana

SHOW CAPTION BILLINGS — Republicans notched victories in the four major races headlining Montana’s election Tuesday as President Donald Trump captured the state’s three electoral votes and Steve Daines earned reelection to the U.S. Senate. The sweep was completed by Greg Gianforte winning to become the state’s next governor and Matt Rosendale scoring a victory in the race for Montana’s lone U.S. House race. The results marked a resounding statement for the GOP in a series of competitive races and came despite Democrats sinking huge sums of cash into the contests. The Republican domination came as the state reported a record number of ballots cast and some long lines at polling sites. In-person voting was available in all counties but the number of polling stations was limited in many jurisdictions due to the coronavirus pandemic that has been surging in the state. In Montana’s most populous county, Yellowstone, dozens of people were already waiting when the polls opened in the morning. When the polls closed 13 hours later at 8 p.m., hundreds of people were still in line and county officials reassured them that they would still be able to vote. “I want to be able to have my voice heard,” said Holly Hayes, a stay-at-home mother from Laurel. Hayes described herself as an independent voter who cast her ballot for Democrats for statewide office, Republicans at the local level and Libertarian Party candidate Jo Jorgensen for president. A record 563,000 absentee votes had been cast by Election Day, […]

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