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Congressman Ryan Zinke’s election night watch party in Whitefish has drawn a crowd of about 100 people, including the leader of a local group that promotes greater scrutiny of Muslims in the name of national security.

Denise Juneau & supporters at their election results watch party in Missoula.
Eric Whitney

At the watch party for Denise Juneau at the Top Hat night club in Missoula, spirits are falling as the presidential returns come in.

Terry McDonald says she’s disappointed that her candidate for Montana’s House seat is not doing better against Republican Ryan Zinke.

An Election Day Tribute To Jeannette Rankin, 100 Years After Her Campaign

Nov 8, 2016
People visited the Montana Capitol to pay their respects to Jeanette Rankin, the first female U.S. Representative with bouquets, garlands and "I Voted" stickers.
Margaret Grayson - UM School of Journalism

HELENA – The statue of Jeannette Rankin in the Montana State Capitol was dressed for the occasion on Election Day – not in bronze but in flowers.

People visited the Capitol to pay their respects to the first female U.S. Representative with bouquets, garlands and "I Voted" stickers.

Around Montana: Voters In Clinton, Drummond Remain Skeptical On Election Day

Nov 8, 2016
Voters make their decisions for the 2016 elections in Clinton Tuesday, November 8.
Rebekah Welch

In two small towns just east of Missoula, voters remain conflicted even after they have cast their ballots.

While volunteers at the polls in Clinton and Drummond said they have seen healthy turnout, they used words like “confusing,” “unsure” and “rough” to describe the election cycle.

Absentee Voting Runs High As Election Day Begins

Nov 8, 2016
The entrance to a polling place at the Missoula County fairgrounds, Nov. 7, 2016.
Andrew French

Montanans – those who haven’t already voted – are heading to the polls today to decide hard-fought races ranging from president to local ballot measures. 

As of this morning, Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch's official website reported that nearly 298,000 Montanans had cast absentee ballots. That's about 85 percent of all the absentee ballots sent out statewide.

Montana Election Results 2016

Nov 8, 2016

Live Montana election results will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. when Montana polls close.

People show solidarity with the Standing Rock protesters, during a September event in Missoula, Montana.
Cole Grant

Sydney MacDonald is not a conflict journalist. But she felt like one this weekend while covering the ongoing protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

"There were two tanks and lines of probably a dozen sheriff's department cars and authorized vehicles behind them, and then barbed wire and cinder blocks," MacDonald said.

Democrat Denise Juneau and Republican Ryan Zinke
Denise Juneau: courtesy Bronte Wittpen; Ryan Zinke: William Marcus

All election season, the candidates for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House have been telling voters about their differences.

'Restore Our Creek' Unveils Vision For 'Headwaters Park' In Butte

Nov 7, 2016
Montana Standard Editor David McCumber.

A citizen's group in Butte Thursday presented a comprehensive, crowd-sourced vision for what they'd like to see happen in the contaminated corridor of Silver Bow Creek. MTPR's Nora Saks talks to Montana Standard Editor David McCumber to find out the details.

A federal judge upholds the Disclose Act: what does it mean for the gubernatorial race? Ryan Zinke’s ads get "nasty" in the House race, and the analysts discuss which races are likely to keep us up late Tuesday night. Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin break down the final week before the elections on this episode of "Campaign Beat."