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Guest opinion: What do Montana's mail-ballot opponents really fear?

March 7, 2017View for printing

The fear mongering about the integrity of Montana's elections needs to stop. There have been no confirmed cases of voter fraud in Big Sky Country. County election administrators work with the Montana secretary of state to see to it that voting -- by mail or at the polls -- is secure.

There's no reason not to offer every registered voter in the state the convenience of casting their ballot by mail, especially when it also saves taxpayers money. That's unless people using the power of their vote is really what the heel draggers fear.

GERALDINE CUSTER - Rep. Geraldine Custer, R-Forsyth, is serving her second term in the House. She previously administered elections as the elected Rosebud County Clerk and Recorder for 36 years. Custer helped craft Montana's rules for mail elections while serving on an advisory board to former Montana Secretary of State Jim Waltermire. http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/w ... 91708995690

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MT mail-in ballot opposed for fear of Democratic turnout

State Representative Geraldine Custer, R-Montana, talks with Rachel Maddow about the advantages of a mail-in ballot and her fight against some in her party who fear making it too easy to vote will give the Democratic candidate an advantage.

Video: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/w ... 91708995690

MSNBC Rachel Maddow - Montana GOP chair warns too much voter turnout favors Democrats http://www.matr.net/article-75651.html
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