Quote for today…
Voting is not only our right — it is our power. — Loung Ung
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Election Night
- Candidates – Thank You!
- The Ballot
Will there be a “Red Wave” across the country tonight? How about in Montana?
I will be posting results on Twitter Tuesday night and following several websites for updates on races across the country.
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CANDIDATES – THANK YOU!
Thank you to all (yes all) candidates who are running for office. Much respect! We may not agree on everything, but your decision to run deserves a big thanks. After this election, win or lose, let’s all work together to make our state and nation better.
I’ll be watching and writing…
I think my ballot had about 23 offices or issues to vote on this time. Here are some of my thoughts:
I left several uncontested races like PSC, County Commissioner, Sheriff, County Attorney, and Treasurer, blank. Some are MAGA nutjobs and others don’t do a good enough job to get my vote. They will win, but maybe they will notice that not all the voters like what they are doing.
As for anything that will raise my taxes, like the County Public Safety levy, NO. As for adding another municipal court judge, NO.
I hope Michele Levine wins the District Court race in Cascade County against the Gianforte MAGA selection David Grubich.
Taxing medical marijuana is dumb. Taxing recreational marijuana is fine with me. I have not used the weed, yet.
Basically, my votes went against all the MAGA folks on my ballot. I hope Ingrid Gustafson wins the Montana Supreme Court race. I would like to see Independent Gary Buchanan win Montana’s Second Congressional seat.
CI-48 was a YES and LR-131 was a NO. I voted AGAINST amending the official Code of the city of Great Falls to specifically prohibit all types of commercial marijuana business categories from operating within the city of Great Falls.
I’ll probably not get my wishes in several of these contests and that is fine. I will sleep well tonight. I voted.