Who Won Cowboy State Daily’s Election Winner Picker Contest? Well, We Don’t Know Yet

Three savvy Cheyenne men so far are tied to win Cowboy State Daily's election winner picker contest.

Bill Sniffin

November 06, 20201 min read

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Three savvy Cheyenne men so far are tied to win Cowboy State Daily’s election winner picker contest.

Before we can pick the final winner, we need to know who won the presidential race. Now that gets interesting.

Here are the three winners who scored 5-0 on the contest, not counting the presidential race:

Michael Pearlman, press secretary for Gov. Mark Gordon.

Jimmy Orr, executive editor of the Cowboy State Daily.

John Masters, a well-known Cheyenne attorney.

Two of these picked Donald Trump and one picked Joe Biden.

Orr easily won the tie-breaker with a guess of 278,000 statewide voters. The real number was about 276,000.

But both Orr and Masters picked Trump to win. Pearlman picked Biden.

If Biden is declared the winner of the national Presidential race, then Pearlman gets bragging rights and a Bill Sniffin coffee table book. If Trump wins, then Orr gets to brag and gets a book.

Stay tuned as we all wait to see how this turns out.

Lots of smart people entered the contest and it took a while to sort out the winners.

Thanks for participating.

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Bill Sniffin

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Columnist, author, and journalist Bill Sniffin writes about Wyoming life on Cowboy State Daily -- the state's most-read news publication.