State Senate committee shuts door on closed primaries
January 24, 2019
CHEYENNE – A Republican’s effort to end party switching before a primary election died in committee after two days of testimony that included demands from local and state party leaders.
The Senate Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee rejected Senate File 32 on a 3-2 vote Tuesday. While the bill did get two yes votes, those votes came without any words of support or encouragement for passage. All five senators said the public comments they received in the lead-up to the vote had been evenly split in favor or against the change.
Sens. Tara Nethercott, R-Cheyenne, a...