There's a news story going on in the Billings (Montana) Gazette today regarding a claim made by that State's governor about election tampering in the previous Senatorial elections there.
I'm willing to bet dollars to donuts that this will not be covered by a single national nightly news program this evening.
Can you guess why? Answer's beyond the fold.
Gov. Schweitzer boasted in a speech in Philadelphia in July that he tampered with the 2006 U.S. Senate election in Montana to help Democrat Jon Tester win.A: Because he's a DEMOCRAT.
Bozeman Republican activist Tamara Hall found the speech on the Internet and filed a complaint accusing the governor of vote-tampering in the race in which Tester narrowly unseated Republican incumbent Conrad Burns. She submitted a citizen's complaint against the Democratic governor this week with U.S. Attorney Bill Mercer and two state officials, Attorney General Mike McGrath and Secretary of State Brad Johnson.
Hall said Schweitzer boasted in the speech that "he designed a plan to threaten poll watchers on Indian reservations, [Ed.:—Where there is pervasive electoral fraud] personally applied pressure to the elections officer in Butte/Silver Bow while votes were being tabulated and manipulated the media for purposes of diminishing a call for a recount."