The Green Papers: Wyoming 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 18 August 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Friday 29 May 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Monday 17 August 2020 - Filing Deadline: Third/Minor including President.
Tuesday 18 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 25 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent (including President).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2022-2030 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2010 Census:568,300 (0.18% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Cheyenne
 

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Wyoming State and Local Government

Wyoming 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


2020 Election from the Wyoming Secretary of State Election Division.

The Constitution (20 March) and Libertarian Parties may nominate by Convention.


18 August 2020 Primary results from a media source.

3 November 2020 returns from the Wyoming Secretary of State Election Division.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (4, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 193,559 69.50% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(3 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 23 Nov 20; Tot $717,303,371; Dsb $718,174,436
  Candidate Democratic 73,491 26.39% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Libertarian 5,768 2.07% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate Independent 2,208 0.79% Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla Marie Ballard
FEC P00016550; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,347,587; Dsb $6,315,486
  Candidate Scattering 1,739 0.62% Write-Ins
  Candidate Scattering 1,459 0.52% Undervotes
  Candidate Scattering 279 0.10% Overvotes
Total 278,503 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  John A. Barrasso
Appointed: 22 June 2007 by Governor Dave Freudenthal; first elected in a special election: 4 November 2008; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Senator  Michael B. "Mike" Enzi
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 4 May 2019: Announced retirement. Not running for re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 198,100 71.13% former Member of Congress  Cynthia Marie Lummis
First elected to the US House: 2008; re-elected 2010, 2012, 2014; did not run in 2016.

FEC S0WY00137; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,976,600; Dsb $2,583,083
  Candidate Democratic 72,766 26.13% Merav Ben-David
FEC S0WY00152; 23 Nov 20; Tot $558,609; Dsb $490,739
  Candidate Scattering 6,401 2.30% Undervotes
  Candidate Scattering 1,071 0.38% Write-Ins
  Candidate Scattering 165 0.06% Overvotes
Total 278,503 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period. The Wyoming Supreme Court determined on 4 May 2004 that term limits require an amendment to the state constitution rather than, as they were, imposed by a 1992 ballot initiative. At the time, the ruling was not applied to statewide offices. Reference: CATHCART v. MEYER, 2004 WY 49, 88 P.3d 1050, Case Number: 04-32, 04-33, 04-34, Decided: 05/04/2004, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Mark Gordon
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 3 write-ins) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 185,732 66.69% Member of Congress  Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney
FEC H6WY00159; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,995,151; Dsb $2,982,897
  Candidate Democratic 66,576 23.90% Lynnette Grey Bull
FEC H0WY01036; 23 Nov 20; Tot $134,598; Dsb $126,914
  Candidate Libertarian 10,154 3.65% Richard P. Brubaker
FEC H2WY00125
  Candidate Constitution 7,905 2.84% Jeffrey Allen "Jeff" Haggit
FEC H0WY01051
  Candidate Scattering 6,337 2.28% Undervotes
  Candidate Scattering 1,274 0.46% Overvotes
  Candidate Scattering 525 0.19% Write-Ins
Total 278,503 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of State Edward A. "Ed" Buchanan
Appointed: 1 March 2018 [re: resignation of Ed Murray (Republican)]; first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer Curtis E. "Curt" Meier, Jr.
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Auditor  Kristi Racines
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Jillian A. Balow
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 9 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Third Party
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Media & others
  Cody Enterprise
  KCWY TV - NBC - Casper
  KTWO TV - ABC - Casper
  Laramie Boomerang
  Politics1.com - Wyoming
  Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner
  Star Tribune - Casper - Jackson Hole
  The Bird Central Wyoming News - Glenrock
  The Bird Central Wyoming News - Glenrock
  The Douglas Budget
  The News-Record - Gillette
  The Powell Tribune
  The Sheridan Press
  The Torrington Telegram
  Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

 


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