Will Deschamps, Voice of the Montana Republican Party

Shares

It almost seems unfair writing about Will Deschamps, the chair of the Montana Republican Party, because, quite honestly, he makes it too easy. When someone makes a fool of himself as often as Deschamps does, he hardly needs the help of a blogger.

Deschamps decided to undermine the integrity of the electoral process in Missoula County, legitimizing charges made by the always-credible and somewhat litigious Patty Lovaas that 600 votes were counted three times in the last mill levy election:

I am writing you today to express my concern about recent reports of possible voting irregularities in the past Mill Levy election. My information, as well as yours, comes from a local CPA, Patty Lovaas. Apparently there appears to be 600 individual voters, whose votes were counted three times, and are listed on an official printout of the questioned election. If, in fact, this turns out to be true, this is a very serious charge and warrants an investigation on your part. You three, once made aware of, have a fiduciary duty to make sure our election process is pristine and secure. If these events did occur, a dark cloud will be cast upon voter confidence, in all elections past, present and future. I am sure your attorneys have told you that lack of performance on your part could have a very serious outcome.

Now, I’m no expert, but before throwing out accusations and demanding investigations, perhaps Mr. Deschamps might consider an offer of proof. It’s worth noting that Ms. Lovaas refused to meet with County Election Supervisor Vicki Zeier, stating that Lovaas had evidence in her possession that was not available at the county.

That seems…credible.

Following his stirring defense of democracy, Mr. Deschamps felt the need to attack the people in his hometown once again on Facebook:

deschamps

I’d say you can learn a lot about a party through examining the kind of person it chooses to represent it in the public. Deschamps? Perhaps the perfect embodiment of the Montana Republican Party today.

If you appreciate our efforts to hold Montana Republicans accountable and the independent journalism here at The Montana Post, please consider supporting our work with a small pledge.
Join a discussion of this (and all of our post) at our Facebook community page.

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-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.

124 Comments

Click here to post a comment
  • Very good blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused .. Any recommendations? Bless you!

  • This web page can be a walk-by for all of the info you needed about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse right here, and you’ll definitely uncover it.

  • Great – I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your web site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related info ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, website theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Nice task.

  • Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  • I have realized that car insurance businesses know the cars which are at risk of accidents and various risks. They also know what kind of cars are prone to higher risk plus the higher risk they’ve already the higher a premium price. Understanding the simple basics associated with car insurance just might help you choose the right types of insurance policy that could take care of the needs you have in case you happen to be involved in an accident. Appreciate your sharing the actual ideas with your blog.

  • You could certainly see your skills in the paintings you write. The arena hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart. “There are only two industries that refer to their customers as users.” by Edward Tufte.

  • We prefered to stop in as well as supply you people the opportunity to see our web site so that you can watch our remarkable service. Our staff as well as customer support group are awesome and we realize that we can fulfill your requirements. Our strengths happen to be a lot higher than our competitors as well as prefer to see you prosper by having us on your side. If there happens to be anything we can do, gratify let us know. 100 % consumer fulfillment happens to be our leading target.

  • I must say, as very much as I enjoyed reading what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a while. Its as if you had a wonderful grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from more than 1 angle. Or maybe you shouldnt generalise so significantly. Its better if you think about what others may have to say instead of just going for a gut reaction to the topic. Think about adjusting your own believed process and giving others who may read this the benefit of the doubt.

/* ]]> */