Lummis wins and incumbents hold their ground
August 20, 2020
Former Rep. Cynthia Lummis has won the Republican primary for Wyoming’s U.S. Senate seat vacated by Sen. Mike Enzi’s retirement.
Lummis retired from Wyoming’s single U.S. House seat in 2017 and has since become a party favorite for the U.S. Senate seat, receiving endorsements from Enzi, Sen. John Barrasso, and President Donald Trump.
Incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney has won the Republican primary for Wyoming’s U.S. House seat.
Incumbent Sen. Anthony Bouchard has won the Republican primary for State Senator District 6, defeating Erin Johnson in what was predicted to be a close race.
Incumbent John Eklund has won the Republican primary for State Representative District 10.
Incumbents Buck Holmes and Brian Lovett won the Republican Primary for County Commissioner.
Merav Ben-David has won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, and Lynnette Grey Bull has won the primary for U.S. House.
Britney Wallesch was uncontested in the Democratic primary for State Senate District 6. Jeff Dockter was also uncontested in the Democratic primary for County Commissioner.
The winners will move on to the general election in November.
Pine Bluffs Community Center housed the smallest polling place in the county this election.
“There were 7 polling places for Laramie County,” said Gary Roadifier, election coordinator for Pine Bluffs. That’s down from the 13 total locations allotted in the past.
“It’s been good, we only had one machine go down,” said Roadifier, who also asked one person to leave when they refused to remove or cover their political attire upon entering the polling place.
Mary Holland from the County Clerk’s office and Benjamin Walker were responsible for setting up the new voting machines at the community center.
Brad Alexander and Adam Marquez of the Laramie County IT Department were responsible for setting up the electronic pollbooks used by the election judges.
The Pine Bluffs election judges, responsible for confirming voter information and ensuring an accurate voting experience, were Catherine Cundall, Donna Fain-Steenbergen, Phyllis Gross, Mary Humphrey, Mary Novitzke, and Elizabeth Roadifer.