Greg Gianforte Still Wins Montana Special Election

Greg Gianforte Still Wins Montana Special Election

On the radio Thursday, Raleigh radio host K.C. O’day discussed this being Montana, and that the people there would most likely increase their support of Greg Gianforte after reportedly body slamming a reporter. Of course, that a goodly chunk of the vote was already in due to mail in ballot voting helps (will Democrats now complain about early voting?)

Greg Gianforte wins Montana race for Congress after ‘body-slamming’ reporter

Greg Gianforte has won a special election for Montana’s sole seat in the House of Representatives, just one day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for “body-slamming” a Guardian reporter.

The Associated Press called it after 522 of 681 precincts – or 77% – reported. At that point Gianforte had 163, 539 votes, or 51% of the vote, compared with challenger Rob Quist’s 140,594 votes, or 44%.

After emerging from a blue curtain to greet a cheering crowd, Gianforte apologized for this actions on Wednesday, talking past the laughter of the crowd to say, “Last night, I made a mistake and I took an action that I can’t take back, and I’m not proud of what happened. I should not have responded the way that I did and for that I’m sorry.”

A member of the crowd shouted: “And you’re forgiven.”

Gianforte continued: “I should not have treated that reporter that way, and for that I’m sorry Mr Ben Jacobs.”

Down deep into the article, which is straighter than one would expect from the very leftist UK Guardian, especially since the reporter in question worked for the Guardian, we see

“It got really blown out of proportion,” said David Runia of the alleged assault. “I think the reporter is the one who should be charged, if anything.”

“We know him,” added Hannah Runia, speaking of Gianforte. “He’s a great guy.”

Lowell Springer, another Gianforte voter, agreed. “He’s a very polite guy,” he said. “There’s an end to everyone’s patience.”

Seth Thomas, who declined to state how he voted, said that the incident had “tarnished” Gianforte’s reputation, but added: “Everyone gets in fights in Montana.”

In other words, a lot of people really didn’t care. A lot of people have little to no respect for the news media. And for all those Democrats freaking out about Gianforte, there’s something to consider

Let’s not forget they had no problem supporting Hillary Clinton, who was being investigated by the FBI.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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