Wyoming Republican Party Urges Delegation to Contest Electoral Vote

The Wyoming Republican Party and many Republican legislators from the state have sent a letter to the Congressional delegates, urging them to contest the Electoral College's vote.

Ellen Fike

January 05, 20212 min read

(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

The Wyoming Republican Party and many of the state’s Republican legislators have sent a letter to the the state’s congressional delegates, urging them to object to certification of the Electoral College’s vote.

In a letter dated Saturday, Wyoming Republican Party Chairman W. Frank Eathorne asked U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, then Sen.-elect Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney to contest the certification of the presidential election that pitted Presidential Donald Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden.

“Extensive evidence has surfaced that has led Wyoming Republicans to doubt the integrity of our presidential election in numerous states,” Eathorne wrote, referring to the multi-state lawsuit Gov. Mark Gordon refused to join that also questioned the validity of votes cast in the election.

Lummis and a number of other Republican senators have announced they plan to object to certification this week, until an audit can be completed of votes cast in states where questions about elections have surfaced.

Cheney, on the other hand, has questioned the wisdom of insisting on an audit of the votes, saying that would put the outcome of elections in the hands of Congress. Barrasso has been mum on the vote mostly, although he did recently admit to Fox News anchor Chris Wallace that Biden had been elected president.

“This is not about winning or losing. This is about being on the right side of history,” Eathorne wrote.

Seven currently-serving Wyoming senators (including Sens. Anthony Bouchard, Tom James and Bo Biteman) co-signed the letter, along with nine representatives (including outgoing Rep. Scott Clem and Rep. Clarence Styvar) and a number of incoming legislators, including Representatives-elect Ocean Andrew and Chip Neiman.

In a follow-up letter from Sunday, Reps. James Blackburn and Chuck Gray, as well as Senator-elect Tim French also signed on to join the letter.

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