Wyoming Running Closer to Runoff Elections - State and Federal Communications

September 13, 2021  •  

Wyoming Running Closer to Runoff Elections

Wyoming Capitol - By Bradlyons - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Wyoming lawmakers have advanced a proposal to switch the state’s elections to a runoff system, after rejecting a similar proposal three months ago.

Runoff election systems are favored in states in which a political party holds a strong majority.

Wyoming, a republican stronghold, has seen a divide grow between main party republicans and more conservative candidates.

As the more conservative side of the party grows, the fear of vote splitting during primaries increases.

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