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Here are last words on 2016 election: Wyoming voters most powerful in USA


Welcome to the Cowboy State – home of the most powerful voters in America.

And these voters care a lot about voting too, as record numbers turned out on Nov. 8. Some counties like Laramie, Fremont and Johnson recorded 100 percent turnouts of registered voters. This is amazing in a country where barely half of the eligible voters turned out.

Because we have the smallest population of any state in America, it takes just 187,923 voters in Wyoming to cast a single electoral vote. In California it takes 677,355 voters to generate a single electoral vote.

Some 22 of Wyoming’s 23 counties vot...

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