In his decision, the judge blew up the Trump-backed “fiction” that there is widespread electoral fraud in US elections.
“In this case, the court must separate fact from fiction,”
There is substantial evidence from electoral experts and others that “the use of postal ballot papers does not pose a significant risk of fraud,” added Christensen, who was appointed to the Bundesbank by former President Barack Obama in 2011.
So far, the Trump campaign lawsuits in several states in the country have not prevented the expansion of mail-in voting. A similar lawsuit was dismissed in Nevada last week. Unlike Montana, which gives counties the option of voting by post, Nevada lawmakers have decided that all registered voters will automatically receive a postal vote.
Wednesday’s ruling is a victory for Bullock because it confirms the changes he ordered. Bullock runs against Republican Senator Steve Daines and could switch seats if the Democrats do better than expected in November.
In a statement, Bullock said: “I am delighted that today’s decision will enable hundreds of thousands of Montaners to vote securely – in person or by mail – in the upcoming election. Montanans can rest assured that our local election administrators will keep the election safe and secure Integrity of the electoral process. “