Having spent some time in Montana. I know that a majority of it’s residents are definately conservative.
What you hear almost everyday, is their anger at the college towns especially in MSU Billings and University of Montana in Missoula. The students are a large enough block of voters, to tip the political scale of a state with a population of around one million.
so the leftists students can vote in montana, and then submit absentee ballots in their home states..