Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Lincoln County shows the best of Montana

| June 21, 2022 7:00 AM

By Ryan Zinke

I would like to take a moment to recognize and thank all the people in Lincoln County who spent three days hand counting ballots.

An error with the size of the paper used for ballots caused the County to go to a full hand count of the June 7 election results.

Thanks to the civic-minded citizens - whether government officials or volunteers - we had an orderly and secure election count.

I will not name everyone out of respect for their privacy but no less than 30 people worked day and night to get the job done. For hours each day they counted ballots in teams of three in the basement of the County offices.

They set aside personal commitments to ensure the integrity of our elections, and we all owe them our gratitude.

Lastly, thank you to the people of Lincoln County for once again putting your trust in me to represent you in Congress.

Since I was a kid playing sports against (often getting beat by) the Libby Loggers to serving in Congress and as Trump's Secretary of the Interior, I have always respected and had an appreciation for Lincoln County.

I had the opportunity to celebrate at the Switchback last Thursday with many of you and can promise that isn't the last time you'll see me.

God Bless,

Ryan Zinke

Candidate for Congress