In today’s “The Edge,” the Tribune’s editorial board took issue with Republican Rep. Jeff Essmann’s opposition to a mail-in ballot for Montana’s U.S. House special election.
The Tribune raises a legitimate point, one we agree with:
Shouldn’t we want the most people, regardless of party, voting?
Commenter and occasional contributor to this blog, Rick Tryon, wrote the following:
‘Shouldn’t we want the most people, regardless of party, voting?…
…The counties still are reeling from the $3 million spent on the Nov. 8 general election, which was the most expensive statewide election on record, and are looking to find a way to cut costs in a special election to replace Zinke.
That seems smart to us.’
The problem with the GF Tribune opining and lecturing here is that they are being selective in their concern for wanting ‘the most people…voting’ and ways ‘to cut costs’ in elections.
The Trib editorial board raised no such concerns when the GFPS held a special bond election a month before the General Election last year costing tax payers an extra $25,000 or so and yielding a lower turnout than the General Election. [emphasis added]
Another Tribune double standard.