Wyoming lawmakers kill bill that would have banned “crossover voting”

    Wyoming lawmakers have defeated a GOP-backed bill that would have prevented voters from changing party affiliation before a primary election.

    The “Party-Affiliation Bill” would have banned voters from switching parties between the time candidates could register and the primary election day.

    5 members of the Senate Corporations, Elections, and Political Subdivisions Committee all addressed the issue Tuesday in Cheyenne. Ultimately the committee reached a split decision, voting 3-2 to nix the bill.


    The bill was presented after some argued that crossover voting became an issue in the 2018 Wyoming Gubernatorial race.

    More details on this issue have been reported by Associated Press journalist Mead Gruver, here.

    *Despite an earlier report, Sen. Cale Case of Lander was NOT a co-sponsor for the bill. He voted against the measure. More details on the bill can be found here. 


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