Wyoming Senate kills bill backed by Trump Jr. in attempt to defeat Liz Cheney

A Wyoming Senate bill to create election runoffs failed on Wednesday, despite Donald Trump Jr.’s campaign to pass it in an attempt to defeat Republican Rep. Liz Cheney in 2022. The vote was 14-15 with one lawmaker excused…

The bill would’ve forced Cheney and other candidates to receive more than 50% of the vote to win a primary, and potentially pit her against one Trump-backed opponent in a runoff primary election. So far, state Sen. Anthony Bouchard and state Rep. Chuck Gray have said they’ll run against Cheney. In deep-red Wyoming, a Democrat is unlikely to win the general election for the state’s sole US House seat.

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