Fifth Right-Wing Candidate Found to Have Falsely Filed As Democrat to Deceive Voters
Yet another candidate has come to light. in a growing list of people who have falsely filed as democrats in what appears to be a plot to undermine Montana’s elections and deceive local voters. A man who was elected in 2011 as Vice-Chair of the Sanders County Republican Central Committee, the Missoulian reported has now filed for office claiming to be a democratic candidate.
Cuvillier, on his Facebook page, urged voters to support hard-right conservative Matt French over Rehberg, praised the Arizona Republicans for criticizing their elected officials for not being conservative enough, and decried the “socialism” of “Obamacare.”
Bozeman resident Harry Pennington has been sleeping in his car for about three years. “I sleep on the driver’s side,” Pennington said. “Some times the passenger’s side.”
By the way, according to the Montana Cadastral online search tool, the owner of record for the address Pennington, Springer and Peeples used to file is 919 W. Lamme St., Bozeman: William Scott Joyner with mailing going to Christine McConnen. Of course neither may be aware that their address is being used for this purpose. The filers could all be roommates who rent the place.
But it turns out the only Laura Springer is listed on the voter file has an address in Fortine–that’s in Lincoln County, not Gallatin–and does not appear to have ever voted in the state of Montana.
Thanks to the Cowgirl tipsters who continue to uncover this information about the fake candidates. You can read more about what the game may be for these candidates here. More information about the candidates seeking to undermine elections in Sanders County and Gallatin County voters here, here, and here.
The candidates are:
Gerald Cuvillier, Sanders County (see above)
The tipline email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Montana Republican Party can be reached at 406-442-6469. Because these candidates are all Republicans, the state Republican Party will have a few questions to answer, too, about the ethics and honesty of blatantly seeking to deceive local voters.Tweet