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New Website on the Montana Jungle Primary Bill Up

by Cowgirl

Here it is: http://mtjungleprimary.com/

This is place to go for information on HB-436, the nefarious Republican attempt to inflict a top two primary on Montana.  Rep. Scott Reichner, R-Bigfork, has introduced this bill to change our election laws so that libertarians can no longer gum up the works for the GOP.

This is an effort that we all presumed would be made this session, given the humiliation suffered by Denny Rehberg when a full seven percent of right wing voters walked way from him and voted Libertarian.

“Top Two” proposal offered by GOP

by Cowgirl

Rep. Scott Reichner, R-Bigfork, has introduced a bill to change our election laws so that libertarians can no longer gum up the works for the GOP. This is an effort that we all presumed would be made this session, given the humiliation suffered by Denny Rehberg when a full seven percent of right wing voters walked way from him and voted Libertarian.

James Conner at the Flathead Memo has already written a couple of good posts on this that you’ll also want to read.

And so Reichner has now been assigned by his party to propose that we replace our current primary election with a “Top Two” primary system. Continue reading