Quote for the Day…
The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind. – Roy T. Bennett
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Election Crimes
- Mitch McConnell
- The Western Word Poll
The Montana Free Press (MTFP) reported earlier this week that Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen’s office announced two incidents of alleged election crime stemming from a November 2021 municipal election in Dodson, misstating multiple key details in the process.
After reading the report, it looks like Jacobsen’s office could use some help in the communications department, not to mention help in dealing with facts.
It was reported that Grace O. Albia and Jannet Benitez Zeta have been charged with deceptive election practices for allegedly falsifying their voter registration forms in October 2021 by declaring they were U.S. citizens. They supposedly voted in the November 2021 municipal election.
One of the races, if you can believe the Montana Secretary of State’s office, was decided by only two votes.
I am watching closely for former President Donald Trump to comment about how he lost the election due to voter fraud in Dodson, Montana.
Read the complete story from MTFP HERE.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed Tuesday. The Hill reports:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) broke with the RNC over a resolution last week describing the Jan. 6 attack as “legitimate political discourse” and criticized the decision to censure GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) and Liz Cheney (Wyo.). “It was a violent insurrection with the purpose of trying to prevent a peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election. … That’s what it was,” McConnell said.
If the Republicans gain control of the House and the Senate as most people expect, look for more fighting. They can’t help it.
Check out the full report from The Hill HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
The Super Bowl is Sunday, February 13, at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The kickoff is set for 4:30 pm (Montana time). It will be televised on NBC. (Source)
This week’s poll question asks, “Which team will win Super Bowl LVI?”
The results will be posted Thursday.
Yesterday the U/S. House or Reps passed a Postal Service finances reform act with a huge bipartisan 342-92 majority. It was was backed by DJ Trump’s buddy Postmaster DeJoy in order to save the Postal Service..
“This bill addresses the finances and operations of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
The bill requires the Office of Personnel Management to establish the Postal Service Health Benefits Program for USPS employees and retirees and provides for coordinated enrollment of retirees under this program and Medicare. The bill repeals the requirement that the USPS annually prepay future retirement health benefits.”
It also requires the continuation of six day deliveries.
Montana’s representative “Nope” Rosendale predictably voted NAY, because reflexively voting NAY on everything good or bad as long as the Dems have a majority is what Matt does. Apparently Matt is so committed to hardline partisanship to keep up his further right extremist creds come hell or high water that he cares nothing for all Montana’s rural post offices and the constituents they serve, all the Montanans who work for the Postal Service and bring home a nice salary from out of state to spend in their communities, and all Montanans who rely on the mail. So pretty much all Montanans.
Terry- I really don’t understand the nay votes from Rosendale. Thanks, JmB
To his credit, he did vote YEA on a number of bills to name or rename post offices around the country, so he’s really earning his pay and making a meaningful difference for America and Montana right there. I can see his reelection campaign slogan now: “Rosendale: Building a better America one renamed post office at a time.”
Terry – Thanks. He probably voted “Yea” to go on recess. -JmB
Jacobsen apparently subscribes to the Fox News/Donald Trump news model: Get the misinformation and/or lies out there first, and 90% will never see the corrections and retractions. It seems to have been most important to her to hit the news first with a facts-be-damned yarn to make it appear as though Montana’s tough-on-election-crime Secretary of State and Attorney General were on the hot on the trail of rampant election fraud (and maybe to bolster the case for Republicans’ “election integrity” special session of the legislature), when in reality neither were really involved. She should be cited for deceptive communication practices. Knudsen hanging her out to dry when people started asking questions was a especially nice finishing touch.
Easy peasy to find election results for Phillips county.
No election was won by 2 votes. Not by a long shot.
Thanks. I think they were referring to a municipal election. -JmB
Here is the AP story which talks about the mayor’s race being decided by two votes:
Thanks, didn’t know that.
The state system doesn’t report local races, my apologies.
Mission accomplished. They’ve now angered even the most conservative group out there, the business community. How stupid can they get? And for what? I still don’t get it. My lefty Marxist brain tells me that one should have a worthy, realistic, achievable goal in mind before declaring war on one’s country, a goal that would garner overwhelming support. Guess an endorsement by Daines just isn’t enough.