Georgia isn’t the only state receiving backlash from Democrats for passing new election integrity laws.
Montana’s Governor has just signed a bill that ends same-day voter registration and requires students to show more than just a student ID to vote.
Gov. Greg Gianforte signed Bill 169 and House Bill 176 in order to “preserve the integrity of Montana’s elections”.
In response Dems have immediately bashed Montana’s new voting law and deem it as voter suppression towards Native American voters.
Hillary Clinton’s former lawyer Marc Elias is also suing the state of Montana for it’s new election laws.
🚨BREAKING🚨Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed HB 176 and SB169, two election integrity bills, into law. This legislation ends same-day voter registration and requires ID when voting/registering to vote.
Big win for election integrity!
— Tim Swain (@SwainForSenate) April 20, 2021
Montana has a long history of secure, transparent elections, setting a standard for the nation.
These new laws establish new best practices to ensure the continued integrity of Montana’s elections for years to come. pic.twitter.com/qkk4gJun6u
— Governor Greg Gianforte (@GovGianforte) April 19, 2021
NBC Montana didn’t skip a beat and had this to say:
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed measures to end same-day voter registration and require additional identifying information from those who use a student ID to register to vote.
Supporters of the bill to end same-day voter registration say it will allow election clerks to focus on the election and mean shorter lines at the polls.
Opponents argue Montana voters want same-day registration.
Democrats opposed the additional ID requirement for student voters, saying it will be challenged in court.
Gianforte says the bills will ensure the continued integrity of Montana’s elections. Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen requested the bills.
Gianforte signed Senate Bill 169 and House Bill 176 to, “preserve the integrity of Montana’s elections.”
Clinton’s former lawyer quickly went to Twitter after Governor Gianforte signed the bills and said this:
Stand by for news… https://t.co/Bx31OQXScC
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) April 20, 2021
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) April 21, 2021
CNN had more details to add on the lawsuit which looks to overturn the new election laws:
Montana Democrats are suing the state over two bills signed into law Monday that add new restrictions to voting in the Big Sky state.
On Monday, Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed House Bill 176, which ends same-day voter registration, and Senate Bill 169, which revises the accepted IDs which can be used for voting — requiring some voters to present two forms of ID when casting a ballot. Both bills passed on near party line votes.
“Montana has a long history of secure, transparent elections, setting a standard for the nation,” Gianforte said in a Monday tweet after signing the bills into law. “These new laws establish new best practices to ensure the continued integrity of Montana’s elections for years to come.”
Hours later, election attorney Marc Elias announced a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Montana Democrats.
“This afternoon, Montana’s Republican Governor signed two voter suppression bills into law. Tonight, on behalf of the @MTDems we sued,” Elias said in a tweet.
The lawsuit claims the two new laws violate the state’s Constitution by putting unconstitutional burdens on young, low income, disabled and Indigenous voters. It asks the court to stop the secretary of state from enforcing the laws.
Maybe next Marc Elias will say dead voters shouldn’t be suppressed either.