Member Only Poll: Should Montana Implement an Electoral College System for State Elections?

What if we used an Electoral College type system to elect State Representatives for Congress as well as for Gubernatorial races?

Would we have our current Governor and State Representation in Montana? Would rural Montanans be better represented? Our current election system in Montana is based on popular vote or as some may say “Mob Rule”. Larger cities like Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman and Butte dictate to us who our representatives will be. What do you think? Is this a silly idea? Is popular vote fair for Montana elections? Of course it would take nearly an act of God to do this and I have no idea where to even start. Lets have the discussion as a starting point.

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Should Montana implement an Electoral College type system for in state elections to better represent rural areas?
  • Yes 81%, 412 votes
    412 votes 81%
    412 votes - 81% of all votes
  • No 19%, 95 votes
    95 votes 19%
    95 votes - 19% of all votes
Total Votes: 507
11/07/2018
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Opinion: Governor Bullock sold out over foreign law

Do you agree with Ed? Did Governor Bullock sell us out to foreign law?

http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/mailbag/governor-sold-out-over-foreign-law/article_e35cad28-145a-5234-a100-b5ff59da9227.html

In spite of the overwhelming support in the Legislature and from citizens across Montana, our governor chooses foreign law over Montana law.

Gov. Steve Bullock is quoted as saying, “The intent of these bills is to target a particular religion and group of people for disfavored treatment.” Exactly how does this target anyone for “disfavored treatment”? He also said the measure would “upend our legal system and debase what we stand for as Montanans and Americans.”

Governor, I’m not sure what you stand for, but I and 90 percent of Montanans stand for the constitutions of Montana and the United States of America. That would be the Constitution you swore to uphold when you took the oath of office as our highest elected official.

As a citizen of this great state, might I remind you of your oath to “support, protect and defend the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the state of Montana).”

Senate Bill 97 did not target any particular group or people. It was designed to affirm, without a shadow of a doubt, Montana laws for Montana courts. When you, sir, choose foreign law over the laws you swore to uphold, you deserve to be recalled from office.

Ed Kugler,

Big Arm