The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

2018 General Election Results


November 7, 2018

Montana voted against two highly publicized ballot initiatives.

In unofficial results from the Montana Secretary of State, voters easily defeated I-186 by a count of 229,072 to 161,440. The initiative would have denied approval to any new hard rock mines in the state unless they can provide “clear and convincing” evidence the mine will not require perpetual water treatment.

I-185 was also defeated by a vote of 215,278 to 178,578. The initiative would have placed an extra tax of cigarettes to raise money for Medicaid.

In Montana House District 71, incumbent Republican Ray Shaw defeate...

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