Vondene Kopetski, chair of the Missoula County Republicans, should step down. For years, she has done nothing but castrate grassroots conservative organizations and politicians in Missoula County, putting forth a slate of candidates each cycle that have no ability to challenge Democrats in any serious way. Vondene’s role for Missoula County Republicans is to make sure no Democrat has a serious Republican challenger. At June’s County Republicans Central Committee meeting I heard Vondene give an exception to ES&S machines that are used in Missoula County that produced an alleged overvote of 4592 ballots in Missoula County. She does not believe there was wide-spread voter fraud throughout Montana. She has her volunteer staff shadow-boxing organic fraud that happens every year rather than pressuring a full audit of Missoula County elections. End her reign.