The Wyoming Attorney General’s office has declined to consider the state Republican Party’s complaints against a progressive organization that sent voters mail praising Democratic legislative candidates and criticizing their GOP opponents, according to recent letters sent to people involved in the grievances. The Attorney General’s office will not investigate the complaints because they came from the Wyoming Republican Party, Senior Assistant Attorney General Michael Robinson wrote. State law specifies complaints must come from qualified electors. And a political party is not a qualified elector under state law, he wrote.
Robinson sent letters on May 10 to GOP attorney Mitch Edwards and May 16 to ELLA LLC attorney Margaret White.
The state GOP had complained that Wyoming Hunters and Anglers Alliance and Women Lead Wyoming were supposed to be sending mail independently of the Democratic candidates’ campaigns. But many of the Democrats had hired a sister organization called ELLA WY LLC to manage their campaigns or provide them data about potential voters.