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Lawmaker Explains New Wyoming Primary Voting Options

Tom Arthur
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HD. 43 Rep. Dan Zwonitzer
Wyoming Legislature
HD. 43 Rep. Dan Zwonitzer

Wyoming legislators, especially Republicans, have been trying to change the primary election process ever since opponents of Governor Mark Gordon complained that Democrats voted in the Republican primary to propel Gordon to victory. While there is no proof that made any difference, Gordon won the Republican nomination in a crowded race with just a small percentage of votes.

It turns out that a number of key primary races have been decided without the winner getting over 50 percent of the vote. Some want to see that change and so the legislature's Corporations and Elections Committee has agreed to consider a couple of proposals. Cheyenne Rep. Dan Zwonitzer Co-Chairs the committee and he explains to Bob Beck what they’re considering.

Bob Beck retired from Wyoming Public Media after serving as News Director of Wyoming Public Radio for 34 years. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
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