During the summer of 2020, Montana’s then-governor, Democrat Steve Bullock, issued a directive allowing the state’s counties to conduct the Nov. 3 election fully by mail. “Missoula, Montana’s second most populous county and one of its most heavily Democratic, opted in to the universal vote-by-mail regime,” Real Clear Investigations noted in a March 24 report.
An audit of the county’s November ballot envelopes found thousands of irregularities, the report said.
On Jan. 4 a team of volunteers conducted an audit with the assistance of the Missoula County Elections Office. The audit consisted of both a count and review of all ballot envelopes and comparing that to the number of officially recorded votes during the Nov. 3 general election.