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Podcast: The Ballot Battle

Flathead County Election Manager Monica Eisenzimer joins Tristan Scott to share how her office will handle this fall's all-mail balloting

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This week: After initially rejecting the option, the Flathead County Commissioners joined most of the rest of Montana in opting to use an all-mail ballot in the upcoming November election, over the objections of a small but vocal minority who claim mail voting is rife with fraud. Reporter Tristan Scott is back with a guest, Flathead County Election Manager Monica Eisenzimer, who explains how her office has handled large numbers of absentee ballots for years and why she’s fully confident in this November’s vote. Later, host Andy Viano runs down the biggest stories from the past week, including the latest data on the spread of the novel coronavirus, an update from Flathead County schools and a recap of Mike Pence’s visit to Montana.

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The music in this this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.