The Wednesday Read    

Here are the topics that I am writing about today:

  • Voting in Cascade County
  • U.S. Senate Montana 2024
  • Fox News/Dominion Voting Systems
  • One More Thing


I received my Great Falls Public Schools ballot yesterday afternoon and quickly opened the envelope to ensure I received the correct paperwork. It looked accurate and my wife’s ballot also looked accurate.

That was not the case with others. KRTV (MTN) is reporting that one couple received double the Great Falls Public Schools ballots.

They (the couple) visited MTN News to show that between the two of them, they received a total of six ballots. MTN reported that the lady said, “Four of them are for the school. My husband and I each got two. The other two are for our flood district,” she explained.

At this point, does anyone really believe that the new Clerk and Recorder, Sandra Merchant, and her MAGA staff, can handle this job? Most people have lost confidence in how the elections are run in Cascade County (Great Falls) – and this is just Merchant’s first election.

Sadly, the county is run by MAGA folks who don’t like voting by mail. The Montana Secretary of State is a MAGA person who has tried to make it harder for people to vote. In other words, the voters of Cascade County are screwed.

Read the article from KRTV HERE.


Morning Consult reported yesterday that Montana’s Jon Tester is one of America’s most popular senators with 58% of Montana voters approving of Tester.

Meanwhile, the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Steve Daines, is probably crying in his latte after reading the report.

This is good news for the Tester campaign. With the money they have raised so far and with Tester’s approval very high, it would be tough for anyone to mount a serious campaign against him.

Read the Morning Consult report HERE.


The Associated Press reported that Fox News agreed Tuesday to pay Dominion Voting Systems nearly $800 million to avert a trial in the voting machine company’s lawsuit that would have exposed how the network promoted lies about the 2020 presidential election.

That’s going to leave a mark. This is historic.

The AP also reported:

But Fox’s legal problems may not be over. It still faces a defamation lawsuit from another voting technology company, Smartmatic. Its lawyer, Erik Connolly, said Tuesday that “Dominion’s litigation exposed some of the misconduct and damage caused by Fox’s disinformation campaign. Smartmatic will expose the rest.”

That lawsuit is for $2.7 billion.

You can read how Fox News reported the story HERE.

Maybe, just maybe, the dipshits around the country who only get their news from Fox News, will attempt to hear the other side of the story, and read/watch other news organizations. It will make you a better-informed person if you do.

The AP story can be viewed HERE.


The Associated Press (AP) reported that a curious toddler on Tuesday earned the title of one of the tiniest White House intruders after he squeezed through the metal fencing on the north side of the executive mansion.

Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said officers “encountered a curious young visitor along the White House north fence line who briefly entered White House grounds.”
“The White House security systems instantly triggered Secret Service officers and the toddler and parents were quickly reunited,” he said in a statement.

Is this a great country or what?

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7 thoughts on “The Wednesday Read    

  1. “She and her husband received double Great Falls Public Schools ballots.”

    The local MAGA election conspiracists/Merchant’s fellow running dog lackeys must have been clairvoyants last year: Mail ballots were called inherently error-prone and untrustworthy.

    And lo, it has come to pass. With FINALLY! Some actual proof!

    Untrustworthy in the right hands, anyhow.

    Some other troubling items reported in The Electric’s story about this affair, too, especially down at the bottom starting with this tidbit:

    “[Election Protection Committee member Pete]Fontana filed the complaint on behalf of the recently formed election protection committee.

    In his complaint, he wrote that the elections office has been involved in distributing anti-library levy stickers within the elections office during business hours in violation of state law and the office is responsible for conducting the library election for the City of Great Falls.”

    Sounds to me like the MAGA fix is in on that election. Shameful.

      • They don’t like libraries for the same reason they don’t like universities:

        Kids might learn ideas, like maybe something different from the intolerance, hatred, superstition, and mystical claptrap they were taught by their parents and fundamentalist Sunday schools. They might be exposed to legitimate science, broader views of history, other cultures and viewpoints, the whole wide world of possibilities outside their one horse town, and stuff like that. Dangerous ideas, the kind that lead to Questions.

        Better to get rid of all those repositories of the human race’s ideas and learning and try to keep the kids superstitious, fearful, hateful, and down on the insular farm … to vote reliably “conservative”.

  2. The KRTV report was very disturbing. My sense is that folks who don’t trust mail ballots seem to be the same folks who do trust POTUS 45. In both cases it is willful blindness (IMHO).

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