By Alex Ross 

Essmann blasted for email opposing all-mail-in ballots


February 23, 2017

County officials throughout Montana blasted state Republican Party Chairman and Billings Rep. Jeff Essmann Wednesday after he said in an email that he would oppose allowing the special election to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke to be carried out by a mail ballot because it would negatively impact Republicans in future elections.

Essmann’s “Emergency Chairman’s Report” received national attention Wednesday night when it was featured on a segment of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show.”

“After Donald Trump won the presidency by 20 points in that state, Republicans in that state shouldn’...

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