Congresswoman Liz Cheney encourages everyone to vote in the Primaries
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - With the early voting opening on Friday, the political temperature is heating up, and U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney is making sure those burners stay hot.
Around Wyoming’s hot Congressional Primary election, Cheney says she “encourages everyone with principles who love our country to exercise their right to vote... If any eligible voter living in Wyoming wishes to become a Republican they are free to do so.”
Congresswoman says she’s defending the constitution, “Republicans cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution.”
Many GOP members feel Cheney has abandoned her party acting as Co-Chair for the Jan. 6th Committee Hearings.
Republicans in the State Legislature discouraged party-hopping in the last session.
Harriet Hageman’s campaign manager Carly Miller is shaming Cheney for the move.
“Liz Cheney told the New York Times that she wouldn’t be encouraging Democrats to raid the Republican primary, but I guess the drive to hold onto power is just too strong for her to keep her word,” said Miller.
In Wyoming’s partisan Primaries, folks can switch affiliations when voting in person. However, absentee voting will need to stick to their party registration.
“It just helps us. Everything runs more efficiently. We can get them all set up,” said Debra Lee, County Clerk for the City of Cheyenne.
Wyoming Democrats, though, want open primaries so that majority voters can move candidates forward.
”I think open Primaries brings that and I think that frankly this is a bigger call for how we elect our representatives especially statewide,” said House Representative Mike Yin- House District 16.
We also repeatedly reached out to Wyoming GOP Representatives and have not heard back in time for broadcast.
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