Latest voter suppression effort by Montana Republicans, Stapleton anti-democratic
HELENA -- The latest attempt by the Montana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Essmann to remove a libertarian candidate from the ballot in order to benefit Secretary of State candidate Cory Stapleton shows how much Republicans are willing to meddle with Democracy.
By going to court to remove Libertarian Roger Roots from the ballot, the Republican Party could possibly delay our brave men and women fighting overseas from having their voice heard this election, according to the Montana Secretary of State’s office.
“Corey Stapleton and his party bosses are meddling with democracy, and as a result they could deny our deployed service members their right to vote. That's totally unacceptable,” said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. “Why won’t Cory Stapleton – a candidate for the office that is supposed to preserve and protect our sacred voting rights – stand up to his own party in order to protect and preserve Democracy?”