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From the Great Falls Tribune:

The Associated Press and national TV networks had still not called the race shortly after 7 a.m., in part because of uncertainty over the vote totals in Democratic stronghold Butte-Silver Bow County.

The Associated Press was checking into whether the Silver Bow count was missing some votes. As reported in early returns, Tester had 6,703 to Burns’ 2,996.

But based on the turnout statewide, which approached the 60 to 70 percent turnout in presidential election years, the Silver Bow count appeared to be lacking about 4,000 votes.

Meagher County was the only county not reporting results Wednesday morning. Election officials there said the nearly 900 ballots cast in the rural county were being counted by hand, and results were expected later this morning.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

2 Comments

  • ABC just called it for Tester: 11:40 am. Thanks for your posts. I’m stationed out at Maxwell AFB and had no way of tracking the local results other than through you and CNN. All Lee Newspaper websites and SOS postings were way too slow. So thanks.

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