Montana legislator asserts voter fraud in pushing ID law

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - With a week to go before the May 25 special congressional election, Democrat Rob Quist is hoping his outreach to college students will pay off at the ballot box.


The college vote is an important part of Quist's get-out-the-vote strategy against Republican Greg Gianforte and Libertarian Mark Wicks to fill the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke when he became President Donald Trump's Interior secretary.


Earlier this month, Quist enlisted the help of actress Alyssa Milano - even a goat - to drum up votes at the state's two largest college campuses, in Bozeman and Missoula.


When Gov. Steve Bullock chose the earliest possible date to hold the election, he likely had the college vote in mind to allow early voting to overlap with the final weeks of the school year.

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