The Red Sweep

On Nov. 3, Montana voters turned out in record numbers and defied their ticket-splitting tendencies, delivering a wave of Republican dominance so staggering that Democrats will be recalibrating the party’s message for years to come.

Three days after the Republican rout, as official vote counts were still being tallied, Gov.-elect Greg Gianforte lifted the curtain on a new website advertising a dozen openings for leadership jobs at every level of state government, intimating the monumental changes awaiting Montana.