Wyoming

 

Chase Martaus

Update 1: Nov. 4, 2020

Wyoming voted all Republican for their representatives as Cynthia Lummis won the race for Senate, and Liz Cheney won the house after Tuesday’s election. 

 

History was made in this year’s election, as this is Wyoming’s first election in which all women were selected as the major party congressional candidates. 

 

Lummis will be replacing Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, who is stepping down after serving his fourth term. She finished off an 18-month campaign by taking 71% of the votes from Wyoming Professor of ecology and climate activist, Merav Ben-David. 

 

Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney defeated her opponent, Democratic Representative, Lynette Grey Bull in convincing fashion, obtaining with 69% of the votes. She will be serving her third term.

 

With the win, Loomis will become the first woman from the state of Wyoming to represent the state in the Senate.

Update 2: Nov. 5, 2020

 

Wyoming made history on Wednesday as Libertarian Candidate, Marshall Burt won the House Race for District 39 in Wyoming. 

 

The 39th District of Wyoming represents the cities of Green River and Rock Springs, Wyoming. Burt defeated Democratic incumbent, Stan Blake by 9 points in what was considered a major upset, as Blake was very well-liked and respected as a local politician. 

 

This is the first time since 2002 that a Libertarian won a state house race in the U.S., and over a century long since it has happened in Wyoming. 

 

Burt, a former Marine, says he is running for the hard-working people in the state of Wyoming that put in long hours and that need their voices heard in the capital. He wants to bring innovation and improve the student success rate in Wyoming with a better education system.

 

He did not clarify on what he plans to do when he first steps into the seat, but wants to keep an open mind.

Kayla Beasley

Update 3: Nov. 9, 2020

 

Trump has won the state of Wyoming with 70.4% while Biden had 26.7%.

 

Cynthia Lummis won the senate with 73.1% while Merav Ben-David had 26.9%.

 

Only one U.S. House Republican seat has been won.

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