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79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News

Wyoming. is the only state where over 50% of incumbents seeking re-election had a contested primary. In seven states, less than 10% of incumbents seeking re-election had a contested primary.

Trump Supports Closed Primaries: That's Not Very Populist | Independent Voter NewsTrump Supports Closed Primaries: That's Not Very Populist | Independent Voter News

In an email sent to supporters, former President Donald Trump issued a statement in support of proposed legislation in Wyoming, SF0097. , which would shut voters not affiliated with the two major parties out of taxpayer-funded primary elections.

Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Headed to Maine Governor's Desk | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Headed to Maine Governor's Desk | Independent Voter News

Ranked choice voting is slated to be used in two Democratic caucuses (Iowa and Nevada) and 4 Democratic primaries (Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, and Wyoming) in the 2020 presidential election.

19 States Where It Is Never Too Late to Register to Vote | Independent Voter News19 States Where It Is Never Too Late to Register to Vote | Independent Voter News

Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming are the others, which Trump looks to be able to count on winning no matter how many people show up to register and vote on Election Day. What is this story missing? Let us know. >>. Stay Informed. Get our exclusive.

2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News

The bills vary in their scope and history: those in in Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Wyoming call for adopting ranked choice voting for all state and federal offices, as Maine did via referendum in 2016.

Opinion: Ranked Choice Voting Must Be A Part of the Coronavirus Elections Fix | Independent Voter NewsOpinion: Ranked Choice Voting Must Be A Part of the Coronavirus Elections Fix | Independent Voter News

Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii and Kansas later this spring. — allowed voters who cast ballots early to rank their favorite candidates in order of preference. These states had previously used time-consuming, in-person caucuses that short-changed turnout.

5 Presidential Candidates To Participate in Third Open Debate of 2020 | Independent Voter News5 Presidential Candidates To Participate in Third Open Debate of 2020 | Independent Voter News

Together, along with co-host Open the Debates, they will present the third Open Presidential Debate of the 2020 election at Little America Hotel & Resort Grand Ballroom on October 24, 2020 at 6pm MDT in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News

Six of the rest can reliably be colored bright red now on the Electoral College map: Wyoming (83 percent). Arkansas (83 percent). New Hampshire (82 percent). Maine (82 percent). Alabama (81 percent). Massachusetts (80 percent). West Virginia (80 percent).

Report: 70% of America Under Severe Risk of Partisan Gerrymandering | Independent Voter NewsReport: 70% of America Under Severe Risk of Partisan Gerrymandering | Independent Voter News

These are red and blue states, ranging in population from Texas to Wyoming. While some states enacted redistricting reforms over the last decade, politicians still have control over the mapmaking process in most states.

Ranked Choice Voting in Presidential Primaries: Higher Turnout, More Choice, Greater Confidence | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting in Presidential Primaries: Higher Turnout, More Choice, Greater Confidence | Independent Voter News

The Democratic Parties in Alaska, Wyoming, Kansas, and Hawaii transitioned from caucuses to all-mail RCV primaries, the combination resulting in a spike in turnout: Source: FairVote.