Reader weighs in on mail-in ballots

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Respectfully. The biggest issue of the Montana special election is the Montana mail-in ballot. Risking defeat by doing the right thing is the very definition of courageous. And in this case what’s right was profoundly clear, unequivocal and laid squarely in the hands of one Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte - a failure in this test of courage.

Rob Quist showed courage by doing the honest thing and calling for a mail-in ballot. He was told that any one of those mail-in votes could be cast while a love Trump and hate Democrats commercial was blasting on a TV or radio and he had the guts to ask for a money saving mail-in ballot anyway. Rob Quist has the courage to drive all across our state dodging animals and potholes on slick two lane roads to ask for votes in counties that are openly hostile to Democrats. Those same counties that will now be taxed extra by a so-called conservative Montana legislature gaming the system for their hand picked candidate. Rob Quist has the guts to show up in front of neighbors and naysayers to explain how he worked his way back from financial embarrassment. An issue that has been exaggerated by dirty politics and a complicit newspaper.

On Election Day you can show some of that courage and vote for Rob Quist. Because what future do we have if we are represented by someone who’s failed a Montana style test of courage.

— Jerry McDonald, Thompson Falls

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