Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office says voters have rejected a ballot issue that would have changed petition signature requirements for an initiative or referendum. Constitutional Amendment B failed because it did not get a "yes" vote from a majority of all voters, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State's Office. Unofficial results show 257,331 ballots were cast in Tuesday's election. Amendment B received 120,312 votes. Secretary of State Max Maxfield said the measure would have
Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming's congresswoman elect is planning to get a quick start on her new job. Cynthia Lummis says she plans to try and develop some relationships with Democrats and Republicans prior to taking over the reins from Barbara Cubin. Lummis is especially trying to find people who she can work with to develop regional solutions to problems. Lummis adds that she plans to use Vice President Dick Cheney as a mentor and wants to pick his brain for how to best operate as a Republican in a Democratic majority.
Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming voters have sent Republican Cynthia Lummis to the U-S House of Representatives. Lummis beat her Democratic opponent Gary Trauner. She will go to Washington as a freshman representative in a Congress controlled by Democrats. Wyoming Public Radio's Peter O'Dowd reports.
Laramie, Wyo. – Four key mayoral races were decided last night, including one in Jackson.
Incumbent Jackson mayor Mark Barron defeated his challenger Mike Lance. The race has been seen as a referendum on the question of how Jackson should grow. Barron argues for keeping growth where it already is, even if that means taller buildings downtown.
"You know there's one thing that people hate worse than sprawl and that's density," Barron said.
Laramie, Wy – Both of Wyoming's Republican senators have defeated their Democratic opponents. Republican Sen. Mike Enzi has defeated Democrat Chris Rothfuss, and Republican Sen. John Barrasso has defeated Democrat Nick Carter. Enzi won his third six-year term, while Barrasso was elected in a special election to replace the late Sen. Craig Thomas. Both say they are gratified with their win and are not concerned about the strong majority democrats hold in the Senate.
Laramie, Wy – Republican Cynthia Lummis, a former state treasurer and long-time state lawmaker, has beaten Democrat Gary Trauner to win Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House. Unofficial results show Lummis beating Trauner 53 percent to 42 percent, while Libertarian W. David Herbert got 5 percent. The win means Lummis will replace Republican Rep. Barbara Cubin, who decided not to seek re-election this year. Lummis says she won because her views reflect the values and priorities of Wyoming voters.
Cheyenne, Wy – John McCain won Wyoming's three electoral votes by wide margin, making him the 11th consecutive Republican presidential candidate to carry the state. Wyoming has voted for every Republican presidential candidate since 1968, but the state fell in the minority this year as Democratic president-elect Barack Obama won the national election. With all Wyoming precincts reporting, McCain beat Obama 66 percent to 32 percent. State GOP chairman Diana Vaughan says Wyoming is heavily