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Author Topic: Possibly harder for minority-party candidates in Wyoming  (Read 2509 times)

BillG

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Possibly harder for minority-party candidates in Wyoming
« on: January 28, 2003, 03:29:33 pm »

Just picked this up off the internet...

http://www.trib.com/AP/wire_detail.php?wire_num=76223

Wondering what peoples thoughts were?

If this passes (looks like it will) how will it effect how people view Wyoming as a leading contender?

Go New Hampshire!
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2003, 04:29:46 pm »

It looks like Wyoming Colorado should first gain some wisdom from lessons learned in Idaho.  Idaho already has primaries in place for third- parties, now the Idaho Secretary of State’s office seeks to streamline a burdensome system made by that requirement.



From the Libertarian Party of Idaho website:
(link to message from the State Chair) Election Law may change soon
 
"They will suggest retaining primaries for any party in any region or district that has a contested primary, but eliminate primaries where there is only one candidate running for the office - regardless of party affiliation. Thus, if there is only one person filing for a particular precinct committeeman position, there is no ballot for them, they are automatically victorious. This should save printing effort and expenses for all party elections including the ‘big one’. "


The main concern that LP members in Idaho have with losing the primary is the free publicity they would lose.  Others in the Idaho LP are glad to see it going.
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Re:Possibly harder for minority-party candidates in Wyoming
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2003, 05:00:41 pm »

Actually, this story is about Colorado, not Wyoming.

The Denver AP byline and reference to Jefferson County made me wonder because Wyoming AP stories usually come out of Cheyenne, and there is no Jefferson County, Wyoming.  Also, Jennifer Veiga, whom the article cites as commenting on this proposed legislation, is the Colorado House minority leader.

The article is definitely a reference to Colorado.

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Re:Possibly harder for minority-party candidates in Wyoming
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2003, 11:49:49 pm »

If this passes (looks like it will) how will it effect how people view Wyoming as a leading contender?

This article is not about WY.  I thought WY was the leading contender before the article and I still do.  The article is not related to Wyoming politics.
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