Wyoming Primary Reform Proposal
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Democratic state legislator is proposing to reform Wyoming’s system for primary elections.
Sen. Chris Rothfuss of Laramie is sponsoring legislation that would do away with party primaries. Instead, Wyoming would have just one primary that would bring together candidates from all political parties.
The top two vote-getters irrespective of party affiliation would advance to the general election.
Similar primaries already are in place in Washington state and California. They have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The chairmen for the Wyoming Democratic and Republican parties both say they want to read Rothfuss’ bill before commenting on it.