Early Thursday morning, Congress ratified the results of the Electoral College vote, confirming Joe Biden as the next president.
While Montana U.S. Sen. Daines did not object to certification of any state’s result, Montana U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale on Wednesday night joined 147 Republican members of Congress in objecting to certification of the results of at least one state, as he had announced on Tuesday he would.
Soon after Congress’ action on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump, while continuing to maintain that he’d won the election, said there would be an “orderly transition” of the presidency to Biden.
As of 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, spokespeople for Daines and Rosendale have not responded to questions about whether they now affirm Biden as the legitimately elected president.
A bill to ban gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors cleared an initial vote in the Montana Senate Tuesday after an hour of intense debate and occasional rule maneuvering between lawmakers, the highest profile clash yet this session on the issue that has generated national debate in recent years.
The Legislature’s election security select committee got a chance to direct inquiries straight to ES&S, the company that supplies the machines.
More than four dozen Jamaican fruit bats destined for a lab in Bozeman are set to become part of an experiment with an ambitious goal: predicting the next global pandemic. Montana State University researchers, working with others, including Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, are finding links between habitat destruction and the spillover of viruses from…