County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg has agreed to look at each individual voter challenge waged by the state Republican Party in Missoula County to see if there’re any criminal or civil offenses on the part of the political party.
Van Valkenburg said “there’s a basis” to a complaint by Missoula resident Dana Boruch, who obtained a copy of her affidavit — though none were actually mailed out here — and took issue with the fact that she was challenged based on a non-discrepancy. Boruch’s voter registration had her living in an “apartment” and the U.S. Postal Service had down as living in a “unit.” Obviously they are one in the same.
Boruch took her affidavit to the county attorney’s office. Van Valkenburg said he’s heard of other examples like this. It’s too soon to know anything for sure.
There were 3,422 challenges in Missoula County (all have since been dropped) and it’s not Van Valkenburg’s top priority, so don’t expect immediate results. But stay tuned…
– Chelsi Moy