UPDATE: JUNE 9 AT 11:05 A.M.

Two days after the June primaries in Montana, the Republican U.S. Congressional race for District 1 is still too close to call.

Right now, the former U.S. House Representative and former Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, has 41% of votes, and his opponent Al "Doc" Olszewski is trailing behind with 40% of votes--a difference of roughly 1,200 votes.

Although the race is close, it is not close enough for an automatic recount which requires at most a .5% gap between the two opponents.


MISSOULA, Mont. - We are tracking the Western Congressional nomination race in Montana where results are getting closer than expected.

For the Republican Party statewide, Ryan Zinke has 41% of votes and Al "Doc" Olszewski has 40%, separated with close to 1,000 votes.

In the Flathead, Zinke has 31% of the votes and is trailing behind Olszewski with 48% of the votes.

Montana is still counting votes, making it possible for Olszewski to surpass Zinke and become the party's Western Congressional nominee for the Republican Party.

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