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Re: “House race takes its most bizarre turn yet with Gianforte’s alleged assault of reporter

With any luck Trump will hire Gianforte to be press secretary and get him to return to where he came. Get the special election going again. Alas, a tyrantosuarus does live amongst us and now represents our great state.

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Posted by Larry Campbell on 05/26/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “House race takes its most bizarre turn yet with Gianforte’s alleged assault of reporter

16--603

Montana election laws apply to congressional delegations. Montana is one of the only states to allow this. The criteria are narrow, but a clever person could make a case for most. Change the charges from simple assault, a demeanor (sp?) to felony assault, and boom..there you go.

(1) Any person holding a public office of the state or any of its political subdivisions, either by election or appointment, is subject to recall from office.

(2) A public officer holding an elective office may be recalled by the qualified electors entitled to vote for the elective officer's successor. A public officer holding an appointive office may be recalled by the qualified electors entitled to vote for the successor or successors of the elective officer or officers who have the authority to appoint a person to that position.

(3) Physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of the oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of a felony offense enumerated in Title 45 are the only grounds for recall. A person may not be recalled for performing a mandatory duty of the office that the person holds or for not performing any act that, if performed, would subject the person to prosecution for official misconduct. History: En. Sec. 2, I.M. No. 73, approved November 2, 1976; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 364, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 59-612; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 398, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 109, Ch. 61, L. 2007.

Montana election laws apply to congressional delegations.

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Posted by Douglas Peterson on 05/26/2017 at 6:49 AM

Re: “A conservative group put UM historian Tobin Miller Shearer on 'Professor Watchlist.' To Shearer, the threat sounds awfully familiar.

I am reading "Dark Money" by Jane Mayer. She describes how conservatives have created "think tanks" to propagate the dangerous ideas that lead to these types of "watchlists". It's very frightening to me. I'm encouraged by Mr. Shearer's brave stance. I believe all of us rational people need to work harder to fight the terrifying right-wing, anti-science agenda. Thanks for posting this article. It's a real eye-opener.

Posted by Ellen Perry on 05/26/2017 at 3:13 AM

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