Crossover Voting Wyoming

In this Aug. 16, 2022, file photo, “I Voted” stickers are displayed at a polling place in Cheyenne.

CHEYENNE — Switching political parties to be able to choose the primary in which a voter wants to cast a ballot is an old Wyoming tradition, one that has faced growing scrutiny as the state’s Democrats increasingly struggle to field strong candidates and Republican primaries often all but decide who eventually wins office.

At least some Democrats in this GOP-dominated state haven’t been shy about changing party affiliation just to vote in Republican primaries, including the blockbuster U.S. House race featuring Rep. Liz Cheney’s loss to Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hageman last summer.

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