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While now running for president, Governor Steve Bullock is on the campaign trail constantly touting his victory in Montana. Which is a mostly Rural Trump won state.
Montana is mostly rural. But Steve Bullock DID NOT WIN the Governors Race in RURAL Montana! He did not win Rural Montana in his first election or his re-election!
He won it squeaking by in the last few hours because a completely red map turns more blue towards the end after they count the large, liberal college city votes! The same way that almost all Montana elections go anymore! It’s no different than if popular vote dictated presidential elections. California and New York would decide who the president is.
Should all Montana state election outcomes be dictated by Metropolitan cities like Missoula and Bozeman? Or should Montana use an electoral college type system where an elected county elector such as the Sheriff makes the vote? Take the poll below!
Even in a Montana Politics Facebook poll, 90% of Facebook voters so far think the state of Montana should implement an Electoral College type system for in state elections to help rule out mob rule elections. Vote Now in our on site poll below.
If you’ve ever noticed in Montana elections, a majority of rural Montana votes up until the last few hours of an election always favor Republicans and truly rural Montana. The main reason for this is that the metropolitan areas have more people and COLLEGES! College kids in Montana from out of state simply have to say that they will stay in Montana to be able to vote after 30 days of residency.
Is it not interesting that these same towns always come squeaking in at the last minute and pull off a win for Democrats?
Should Montana implement an Electoral College type system for in state elections to better represent rural areas?
Yes 81%, 412 votes
412 votes - 81% of all votes
No 19%, 95 votes
95 votes - 19% of all votes
Total Votes: 507
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Look closely at the last Governors race map above. Vote in the poll then make your comments and opinions known below.
Governor Bullock is really touting his having held the Governor’s seat in Montana Trump Country on Morning Joe and several other liberal news media shows. Is he overplaying his hand? Watch him bash Trump, spin his tale, then leave your comments and take the poll below.
If a Presidential Election were held today between Steve Bullock and Donald Trump, who would you vote for?
NBCMONTANA – House bill could create more strict seat belt laws.
The Montana State House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on a seat belt safety bill on Monday. The bill, introduced by Rep. Frank Garner (R) of Kalispell, would create a vehicle occupant safety pilot program. It would make driving without a seat belt a primary and citable offense.
“Montana right now has a secondary seat belt law, that means you can only be cited if you’ve been stopped for another offense,” said Garner. “The purpose of this one is to try to show the primary seat belt law will increase the number of people wearing seat belts and will save lives.”
According to the Montana Department of Transportation, two-thirds of vehicle occupants who died in a crash in 2017 were not wearing a seat belt. That is 84 people.
If passed, the new bill would allow any driver to be stopped for not wearing a seat belt. Each passenger of the vehicle would be required to buckle up as well. “The focus of this is education. Trying to get people to wear their seat belts, make sure they understand that increasing Montanans’ occupant safety is paramount,” said Garner. There have been attempts to create a primary seat belt law in Montana in the past, but none have been successful. Garner says this bill would be different because it is focused on seat belt education. It is also a pilot program which expires in four years. At the end of those four years it would be up to the legislature to decide whether to continue with the law.
The hearing takes place at on Monday at 8 a.m. Garner says the House could take action on the bill by the end of the week. Be sure to contact your representatives giving them your support or opposition to this bill!
What do you think? Should this become law? Take the poll, share and make your comments about it below.