The first of many examples is a voter suppression bill from Rep. Derek Skees (R- Kalispell). Rep. Skees’ bill, HB 357, makes voting more difficult for Montanans to cast a ballot and make their voices heard. Rep. Skees’ bill places an unnecessary burden on voters by requiring photo ID for in-person registration and makes voters who are registering absentee to send a photocopy of their ID in along with their application.
Even Republican Secretary of State Cory Stapleton said last month that voter fraud is “not a huge issue here.” Yet, Rep. Skees would rather focus on suppressing votes than growing our economy.
Montanans deserve better.