Wyoming Democrats Vowing Further Action on Voting in Fremont County
Written by jordanmckamey on June 3, 2019
The Wyoming Democratic Party has vowed more action in Fremont County after the county attorney’s office determined potential voting incidents were legal — reports the Riverton Ranger.
State chairman Joe Barbuto said Tuesday that, quote, “the investigation by Fremont County Attorney Patrick J. LeBrun is not the end of the issue.” End quote
Fremont County Attorney Patrick J. LeBrun’s interviews and research did conclude an oath reading that was given in Ethete was not in line with training — however it was not being used as a literacy test, as state Democrats had claimed.
Even with the possibility of an illegal literacy test having been dismissed, the WDP stated its further concern that, quote, “a voting process that exists because of the personal feelings of one election judge — outside of the official training provided — is an effective form of voter suppression” end quote, a party statement reads.
WDP communications director Nina Hebert said the party is referring its next steps to its attorney. Hebert said she does not have a timeline for the party’s next steps, but that the Democrats will announce their course of action to the public soon.
Hebert also said Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan’s response to the incidents was underwhelming.