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MSNBC Rachel Maddow - Montana GOP chair warns too much voter turnout favors Democrats

February 23, 2017View for printing

Rachel Maddow reports on a special election in Montana to happen in the likely event that Rep. Ryan Zinke becomes Donald Trump's Interior Secretary, and the expressed concerns by the state Republican Party chairman that easier voting favors Democratic candidates.



GOP chairman says mail elections hurt Republicans, is accused of voter suppression


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Republicans divided over letting counties use all-mail ballots in special election

The GOP chairman repeated comments he made in an “Emergency Chairman’s Report” email he sent this week with an analysis contending that the bill would disadvantage Republicans in the special election. Essmann predicted a mail-ballot election could increase the turnout of “low-propensity voters” and give Democrats an edge in the special election.

By Chuck Johnson Chronicle Staff Writer

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