Posted 10:59 PM 11/13/2012 by Marnee Banks - MTN News
HELENA - The 2013 legislative session is just around the corner, and Montana lawmakers are preparing to elect their new leadership.
During the 2011 session, Jim Peterson (R) lead his caucus as Senate President; now Jeff Essmann (R) from Billings is challenging Peterson to his seat and (More)
Posted 12:25 PM 11/13/2012 by CBS News
One downside to winning a presidential election: You don't get very long to enjoy your victory.
On the heels of reelection last week, the president is now reckoning with the looming "fiscal cliff," figuring out who will replace top officials in his second term, and returning to the (More)
Posted 10:32 AM 11/13/2012 by CNN
The new Congress is still a month and a half away from being seated, but the battle for the next Congress is already heating up.
And the fight for the 2014 Senate may end up being the most compelling storyline as the dawn of the midterm campaign approaches.
After failing to take (More)
Posted 8:43 PM 11/12/2012 by Marnee Banks - MTN News
In Montana there are still more than 5,000 ballots that are not yet counted.
According to state law, a voter whose identity or eligibility to vote has not been verified can cast a provisional ballot. These ballots are not counted on election day but instead will be counted this week.(More)
Posted 6:21 PM 11/12/2012 by Q2 News
Just when you thought Montanan's were done counting ballots..think again!
A state-wide company facing bankruptcy - meets its new leader - with a goal to come out on top.
And, why Montanan's struggle with obesity - Drew Trafton is on special assignment.
Posted 9:19 PM 11/10/2012 by CNN
In the days immediately following the presidential election, Martin Mendez was in a blue funk.
A Latino Republican, he watched with dismay as poll after poll revealed that not only did President Barack Obama win a second term in office, but he did so with a sizable portion of the Hispanic (More)
Posted 4:41 PM 11/10/2012 by CBS News
After a four-day count with neck-and-neck tallies, President Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, earning 50 percent to Mitt Romney's 49.1 percent, according to the Secretary of State's office.
The victory puts the president - who had clinched reelection (More)
Posted 10:43 PM 11/9/2012 by Q2 News
A shakeup at the top of the CIA - as an affair brings down the agency's number one man.
66 hours after the polls closed - ballot counting *finally ends.. in Yellowstone County.
And it's considered a "best kept secret" changing lives for hundreds of Native Americans. Victoria Fregoso is on special assignment.
Posted 6:27 PM 11/9/2012 by Q2 News
66 hours after the polls closed - the counting of ballots comes to a grueling end in Yellowstone County.
A rough day for travel across much of Montana as old man winter rushes in.
Plus with ski season right around the corner, we check out the off season improvements at Red Lodge Mountain.
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Posted 3:26 PM 11/9/2012
BILLINGS - Three days after the election, the Yellowstone County Elections Office has finished counting ballots. Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford uploaded the final count to the Secretary of State's website around 2:30. The counting process slowed down because the folded (More)
Posted 1:26 PM 11/9/2012 by CBS News
Between the presidential candidates and congressional races, at least $4.2 billion may have been spent on an election that ultimately ended up preserving the status quo in Washington.
Voters elected the same president and the same political parties -- the Republicans in the House and the (More)
Posted 12:05 PM 11/9/2012 by MTN News
BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County Elections Office should be done counting all ballots by the end of business on Friday.That is the word from elections administrator Bret Rutherford who was still busy at the ballot counting machine Friday morning.The count has been slowed (More)
Posted 11:59 AM 11/9/2012 by CNN
Washington is joining two other states that have passed ballot measures making same-sex marriage legal, CNN is projecting.
After nearly two days of counting, the voting broke down this way: 1,269,917 residents are in favor of it while 1,146,439 are not. By Friday, 75% of precincts were (More)
Posted 10:56 AM 11/9/2012 by CNN
America woke up Wednesday, looked into a giant mirror made up of millions of votes and saw how it has been changing for decades.
It wasn't just President Obama's re-election and the diverse coalition of minorities, women and youth that kept him in power.
For the first time, voters (More)
Posted 10:36 AM 11/9/2012 by Q2 News
The Yellowstone County elections office should be done counting all ballots by the end of business today. That is the word from elections administrator Bret Rutherford who was still busy at the ballot counting machine this morning. The count has been slowed by difficulty in getting a two page (More)
Posted 7:49 AM 11/9/2012 by CNN
Video of President Barack Obama's visit Wednesday to his campaign headquarters in Chicago shows the newly re-elected commander in chief becoming emotional while heralding the hard work of his young staffers.
"I am absolutely confident that all of you are going to do amazing things in your (More)
Posted 7:43 AM 11/9/2012 by Marnee Banks - MTN News
HELENA - After a contentious election cycle, Republicans will maintain control of the Montana Legislature.Pending any recounts, Republicans picked up one seat in the Senate and now have a 29 -21 majority over Democrats.Then in the House, Democrats picked up seven seats but (More)
Posted 7:40 AM 11/9/2012 by Marnee Banks - MTN News
After a long ballot counting process in Yellowstone County, Republican candidate Sandy Welch is requesting a recount in her campaign to unseat incumbent Denise Juneau (D) as the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction.Currently, Juneau is leading by 1,611 votes, a margin of just (More)
Posted 7:30 AM 11/9/2012 by Jay Kohn - Q2 News
BILLINGS - Yellowstone County Commissioners plan to sit down next week with elections administrator Brett Rutherford to discuss this year's voting problems.
Commission chairman John Ostlund acknowledges that commissioner have heard plenty of complaints about the issues at the county's (More)
Posted 10:47 PM 11/8/2012 by Q2 News
More than two days after polls closed in Montana -Yellowstone County is still county ballots. But tonight, a big step toward the end.
A recount is called in Motana's race for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
And Education on the Reservation - Q2's Victoria Fregoso goes on Special Assignment.
Posted 10:38 PM 11/8/2012 by Q2 News
BILLINGS - Just after 8 p.m. Thursday, Yellowstone County Election Administrator Brett Rutherford announced - all candidate ballots are counted, and all election results should be finalized early Friday morning.The ballot counting machines are working properly again, after a technician (More)
Posted 2:40 PM 11/8/2012
Between 1969 and 1993, all 11 justices confirmed to the Supreme Court were named by Republican presidents. Now the re-election of President Barack Obama promises to continue reshifting the balance of federal courts toward a more progressive stage, a legacy of judicial power that may be felt for (More)
Posted 11:29 AM 11/8/2012 by Callie Eike - Q2 News
BILLINGS - Yellowstone County is the only county in Montana still that has not completed its original vote count.
Same counties across the state are counting provisional ballots. Turns out the folds in the absentee ballots slowed down the ballot counting machines forcing them (More)
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