The Wyoming Senate Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee on Thursday morning took testimony on a bill that aims to discourage crossover voting in Wyoming primary elections, but held-over taking a vote on the proposal until Tuesday. Committee members also said they would take more testimony on the bill at that time. Senate File 32 would bar people from changing their party registration in the ten weeks leading up to the primary election. That date coincides with the first day for candidates to file to run in a Wyoming primary.
Many conservative Republicans were angered by a phone campaign leading up to the 2018 Republican Gubernatorial Primary which urged Democrats to register to vote as Republicans. The calls specifically urged Democrats to vote for Mark Gordon to prevent conservative activist Foster Friess from winning the nomination.
Gordon, who was generally believed to be more moderate than Friess, went on to win the GOP nomination and was elected as Wyoming’s governor in November.
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