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Montana's nine-day election laws trial concludes

In the trial’s final days, courtroom debate turned to the origins of the state’s three new voting laws and the case’s ties to broader conspiracies about voter fraud

Alex Sakariassen

Montana Free Press

Throughout the past two weeks, a steady stream of witnesses have taken the stand in Yellowstone County District Court. Each spoke to the perceived pros or cons of three election administration laws passed in 2021 by the Montana Legislature — testimony that collectively addressed broader concerns about voter access and election security that lie at the heart of the case.

Thursday marked the close of those proceedings, leaving Judge Michael Moses to review roughly 60 hours of testimony and hundreds of pages of exhibits and expert reports. His ruling, w...


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