Partisan Monkey Business reads the Headline! Evil Trump and Post Office trying to steal the election!! (sorry but I'm not paying them $17 just to get a better resolution image)
Our experiences with the Chronicle probably differ, Greg, but I must tell you they are some of the most rabid partisans in the state, and are proud to wear that label.
This is an entire article about how evil voter suppression is happening in Bozeman! Don't you know all the post office boxes are being taken from DEMOCRATIC neighborhoods?!?!
This is all great and dandy, until you learn more than 30 seconds of information about the situation. The reality is almost every single one of the post office boxes being removed is 5 blocks or less than either an actual Post Office, or the Elections office itself. I'll show you.
I've marked on this map the location of all the boxes that were removed. I've also circled in red the locations of the Elections office of Gallatin County and the Main Downtown Post Office. So for reference:
Box #1: On Main Street ONE block North of Post Office.
Box #2: Directly in front of Court House/Elections Office
Box #3: 2 blocks from Court House/Elections Office & 5 blocks from Post Office
Box #4: 3 blocks from Post Office
They also list the box in front of Culbertson Hall in Bozeman. If you're not familiar Culbertson Hall is the satellite office of the Post Office. I've had rented boxes there. I'm not exactly sure how taking a box away from in front of an office with staff, a window and drop off is suppression, but MONKEY BUSINESS!
And of course their favorite media whore is there for a quote! It smells fishy to me says Parker, a personal friend of Jon Tester. His wife literally was a donor and volunteer on his campaign, but he still maintains he's an objective moderate, who's households funds Tester's campaigns...
Several years ago Forward Montana had a hissy fit when the county decided to move the polling place that was formerly located on campus to a neutral site about a mile away. The Elections office couldn't hold a polling place there because it was the football stadium and you had to get up 3 stories to the voting. This was unfortunately not handicap accessible, but Forward Montana didn't care because their sole reason for existing is to help Democrats win elections. They also didn't seem to care that some people in the rural parts of the county like Sedan or West Yellowstone had to travel 30-90 miles to vote. No, for a liberal having to walk an extra block is monkey business and voter suppression.
One last thing. If you literally put your ballot in the box in front of the Courthouse instead of just walking it to the 2nd floor and handing it to the Election worker, your ballot would probably take 2-3 days to get to them since all mail in the state is now forwarded through Billings. So the Chronicle is literally complaining that a method of voting that would delay your ballot by 2-3 days and possibly make it not get counted is taken away, but is too lazy to even show a map showing how close all of these boxes were to other Post Office drops or Election offices. No agenda here, ok!!!
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