Cheyenne, Wy – Democratic U-S House candidate Gary Trauner is considering his options today (Wednesday). Republican Barbara Cubin defeated Trauner by just 970 votes. That's just short of triggering an automatic recount in the race, but Trauner still can request a recount if he pays for it. Trauner issued a statement this afternoon saying he wanted to spend the day reviewing reports of problems with counting ballots and getting answers to questions about provisional ballots that have yet to be counted.
Laramie, WY – Congresswoman Barbara Cubin acknowledges that her latest race against Gary Trauner has been a tough one. But asked if it's the toughest race of her career, she says no; she's had tough races before. Cubin says that some unfair criticisms have stuck, for example, that she doesn't show up for many votes in the House. Cubin says that, except for the year that her husband was sick, she has had an outstanding voting record.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming Public Radio will broadcast national and Wyoming election results at 6:00 p.m. Wyoming results will be reported starting at 8:00 p.m. WPR's coverage will be co-hosted by Kristin Espeland and Bob Beck. They will be joined by Wyoming Speaker of the House Randall Luthi, State Senator Jayne Mockler, Political Scientist Oliver Walter and several others.
Cheyenne, Wy – Some Wyoming counties are reporting higher-than-normal absentee and early voting today (Monday). But that doesn't necessarily foretell high turnout when polls open tomorrow. County clerks say one reason is that absentee and early voting seems to be becoming more popular. They say it's possible that a larger percentage of voters are casting absentee ballots. Count Vice President Dick Cheney among the trendsetters. He voted weeks ago in Teton County and has made a point of mentioning
Laramie, Wy – The argument over the possible effects of Amendment B continues. The amendment would take money from school districts in mineral rich counties that have excess funding and send the revenue to the state. The criticism is there is no guarantee the money will go to education. That's the point Gillette Representative Jeff Wasserburger is trying to make, who says the money could be used for anything. However, Representative, Colin Simpson of Cody disagrees. He says state law says the excess money must be returned to school districts.
Rock Springs – Voters are getting ready for the election on Tuesday, and in Rock Springs, they've got the economy on their minds. Laura Huggins is a chef at a man-camp near town, and she says she'll vote a mainly Republican ticket because she likes the way that party is handling the economy.
Laramie, Wy – The argument over the possible effects of Amendment B continues. The amendment would take money from school districts in mineral rich counties that have excess funding and send the revenue to the state. The criticism is there is no guarantee the money will go to education. Representative Jeff Wasserburger from Gillette makes that point. Another state Representative, Colin Simpson, disagrees saying there is state law mandating this excess money to go back to school districts.