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From: HRC
What's at Stake in Montana
Get information on voting in Montana this election. ...
From: COURIER
Changed Your Mind? You Can Still Vote in Person Even if You Requested a Mail Ballot.
It's no longer safe to assume your ballot will arrive on time if you mail it. You can, however, still vote early or on Election Day....
From: NPR
How Voting Is Different This Year
Voting is different this year. NPR reporters break down what's changed, what voters need to look out for and some of the major legal issues still...
From: COURIER
Stop Reading This Article and Put Your Ballot in the Mail Right Now
No one should mail their ballots after Oct. 27, the Postal Service's recommended date to ensure they arrive on time....
From: Montana Free Press
Montana candidates in the news
Daines, Bullock, Williams, Rosendale, Romano, Arntzen and more in MTFP's weekly roundup of statewide campaign news....
From: The Americano
Trump’s White House Officially Gives Up on Controlling the Pandemic
The White House Chief of Staff twice affirms that the administration has no plans to get the coronavirus pandemic under control as an outbreak grows...
From: KTVH
"Liar, liar" – charges fly in final week of Montana's U.S. Senate race
As Montanas big-dollar U.S. Senate race enters its final week, the campaigns of Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and his Democratic challenger,...
From: COURIER
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.
According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That's a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the...
From: COURIER
Cartoon: Trump Thinks Denial Can Make COVID Go Away. It Can't.
President Donald Trump's repeated denials of the seriousness of COVID-19 is nothing if not consistent....
From: COURIER
Trump's War On Federal Employee Protections Is Going to Hurt Black Workers
Trump's latest executive order targets thousands of federal employees. Nearly 20% of them are Black Americans....
From: Montana Free Press
Election officials wrangle early ballot returns — and false rumors
One of the most aggravating challenges of Montana's 2020 mail-in election cycle, several election officials said, is the voter misinformation that...
From: COURIER
The Final Presidential Debate Ends With a Choice
On the last question, one candidate focused on hope. The other chose fear....
From: The Copper Courier
How the Pandemic Changed the Way We Vote
Elections officials have devised multiple ways for voters to cast their ballots safely and securely this year....
From: COURIER
Trump Is Trying to Gut Yet Another Housing Rule That Fights Discrimination
The ACLU and other groups have filed suit against the federal government to stop the rule change from going into effect....
From: Montana Free Press
Election officials wrangle early ballot returns — and false rumors
One of the most aggravating challenges of Montana's 2020 mail-in election cycle, several election officials said, is the voter misinformation that...
From: Forbes
Today's 2020 Election Polls: Biden Outpaces Clinton's 2016 Numbers By Double Digits In Red States
Its a further sign the former vice president is in a better position to win than Clinton was four years ago.
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From: The Keystone
Obama Urges Voters to 'Build Back Better' With Biden
Former President Barack Obama said Joe Biden made him a better president "and he has the experience and character to make us a better country."...
From: The New Yorker
The Montana Voters Who Could Decide Control of the Senate
In a race that may end with a vanishingly thin margin of victory, the states Native Americans and union members are playing a central role....
From: KXLH
More than 243K Montana ballots already returned, two weeks before Election Day
With just under two weeks to go until Election Day, a large portion of Montanas votes are already accounted for. That is changing how campaigns...
From: COURIER
All of the Times Republicans Have Refused to Help Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic
While Pelosi and the Trump administration continue stimulus negotiations, Senate Republicans have so far refused to offer meaningful assistance to...
From: The Americano
545 Undocumented Children Are Orphans Because of Trump
A lawsuit shows that 545 children that were separated from their parents in 2017 under the Trump administration cannot be reunited as of yet....
From: Up North News
Health Group to Trump: Please Just Stop Your ‘Super-Spreader’ Rallies Already
Wisconsins Lieutenant Governor joins demand that the president stop holding events that put lives at risk and normalize unsafe behavior....
From: COURIER
Judge Rules Trump Won't Be Able to Take Food Assistance Away From 700,000 Americans
A federal judge on Sunday struck down the Trump administrations attempt to end food assistance for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans....
From: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Voters to weigh in on Montana's gun laws, local control
In the upcoming election, Montana voters will decide how much authority local governments should have to regulate firearms....
From: Missoulian
Montana’s election is secure
The League of Women Voters is committed to empowering as many citizens as we can to participate in our democracy by voting, and to providing accurate...
From: NBC News
With Election Day looming, voting rights are still being decided in court. Here's what to know.
Both parties are claiming victory as dozens of voting lawsuits are being decided. Here's what's changed so far....
From: Forbes
Early Voting Continues At Historic Rate: 22 Million Ballots Already Cast
In Pennsylvania, 76% of returned ballots were from Democrats, while only 16% were from Republicans....
From: Montana Free Press
Sparring for secretary of state
Christi Jacobsen and Bryce Bennett have repeatedly vowed to defend the integrity of Montanas elections. That's where their agreements end....
From: Outside Online
The Fight for Public Access to Rivers in Montana
Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for governor, threatens the state's unique angler-access regulations...
From: COURIER
‘You Don’t Care About Us’: Unemployed Americans Say Their Government Has Failed Them
The latest jobless claims report shows applications are inching back up again. Americans share what life is like unemployed in a pandemic....
From: Flathead Beacon
Three Key Races Poised to Shape Montana's Future
Mail ballots were sent out to Montana voters on Oct. 9 and election offices are already seeing returns, with a slate of three key races featured...
From: The Detroit News
US Senate high stakes spur astronomical spending in Montana
Political groups have poured more than $118M into the contest between Montanas Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Republican incumbent Steve Daines...
From: NPR
Normally Invisible, National Security Figures Assume Prominent Election Role
National security leaders are playing a far more prominent role than in previous elections. Current officials are trying to reassure voters. Many...
From: COURIER
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has Been ‘Stunningly Hostile’ to Civil Rights, Critics Say
Activists worry a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court could hinder progress and potentially lead to rollbacks of Black Americans civil rights....
From: COURIER
Trump's Rallies Have Previously Been Connected to COVID Cases. And They're Back.
President Donald Trump is back stumping on the campaign trail since his release from Walter Reed Medical Center last week due to COVID-19....
From: Flathead Beacon
Montana’s High-Stakes Senate Race - Flathead Beacon
During a campaign stop in the Flathead Valley this summer to debut a bipartisan bill aimed at increasing forest management, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines...
From: Montana Free Press
A plain-language guide to Montana's ballot initiatives | Montana Free Press
Montanans are effectively voting on two changes to state policy: whether local governments can pass gun laws, and the legalization of adult-use...
From: Up North News
Evers Asks GOP Leaders to Stop Weakening State’s Response to COVID-19
Instead, a GOP-led committee fights an emergency safeguard, even though it will expire by the time the Legislature can officially reject it....
From: Montana Free Press
Montana candidates in the news | Montana Free Press
Daines, Bullock, Cooney, Gianforte and more in MTFPs weekly roundup of statewide campaign coverage....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Laptop Shortages Across US Widen Education Gap Even More
Families struggle to afford laptops, even in school districts that promised to buy each child a device....
From: COURIER
Amy Coney Barrett Could Bring the Climate Crisis to Its Breaking Point
How a conservative Supreme Court could make it harder for future presidents, Congress, and states to enact meaningful efforts to fight climate change....
From: COURIER
Study Finds Trump Is the Leading Source of COVID-19 Misinformation
Thirty-eight percent of the over 1 million articles with coronavirus misinformation featured the president....
From: The Copper Courier
How Huge Has Early Voting Been in 2020? Try Over-6-Million-Ballots Huge.
With a deadly pandemic raging alongside a particularly contentious election, voter turnout numbers for all types of early voting are shattering...
From: The Billings Gazette
Health professionals to Gianforte: 'Set an example for all Montanans' with COVID-19
A group of roughly 100 health professionals has sent an open letter to Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte chiding him over various...
From: COURIER
New England Journal of Medicine Just Called On America To Reject Trump For Coronavirus Failure
For the first time in its over 200-year history, the prestigious medical journal endorsed a presidential candidate....
From: Great Falls Tribune
GOP leads in some top races in Montana, Emerson poll finds
Emerson College Polling has released its latest findings showing Republicans with leads in the presidential, senate and gubernatorial races....
From: Flathead Beacon
Final Effort Fails to Block Montana's Mailed Ballots
HELENA A final effort to block most Montana counties from mailing general election ballots to active voters was denied Thursday, a day before the...