by Travis Mateer
For two years a cloud of suspicion has been hovering over Missoula County’s election process. Now, thanks to the efforts (which means money) of Missoula’s local Republican Central Committee, the clouds of suspicion, we are told, have dissipated.
Missoula County praised its election’s staff on Thursday after a paid recount of signature envelopes submitted during the 2020 General Election found that a private group’s allegations of election fraud were unfounded.
According to the Missoula County Elections Office, the recount conducted this week and funded by the local Republic Central Committee found a 0.09% difference from the 71,924 affirmation envelopes counted by the county in November 2020.
The recount found 71,853 affirmation envelopes, representing a discrepancy of just 71 envelopes.
So, was this private group just cognitively challenged, or were they playing out some fever-fantasy implanted in their brain by Qanon? That speculation is left to the readers. The main takeaway is that the Democrats who run this town are REALLY happy that they can tell voters ALL IS WELL in Missoula County.
That’s why the former Montana Democrat spokesperson (Martin “Gomer” Kidston) chose the BEAMING verb for his article title, pairing it with the SINKING of the allegations this recount represents.
Can you feel the glee coming from Missoula officials?
“Hopefully this puts to rest Rep. (Brad) Tschida’s specious and mean-spirited allegations that he’s been propagating, and we can move on from this,” Commissioner Dave Strohmaier said Thursday.
The funny part of all this is how the ostensible leader of Republicans in Missoula, Vondene Kopetski, played the savior role for Missoula Democrats. This is especially hilarious considering the incompetence Vondene Kopetski displayed in the pathetic challenge of Mayor Engen. Remember how Republicans in Missoula couldn’t even find the money to pay for access to a voter database? But there’s apparently PLENTY of money when it comes to convincing Missoula voters our elections are full of sunlight and integrity.
I hope Democrats find a way to properly thank Vondene for her assistance. Without Republican incompetence, the unquestioned thriving of Democrats in this valley might actually be threatened.
Thanks for reading!