WYOMING 3 Electoral Votes
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Wyoming Secretary of State)
Total Population, July 1, 2004 est. 506,529
Total Registration, Oct. 22, 2004 232,396
Rep. 146,328 (62.96%)   Dem. 62,385 (26.84%)   Other 23,355 (10.05%)   Lib. 328
Wyoming has: 23 counties.

Governor: Dave Freudenthal (D) elected Nov. 2002. 
State Legislature: Wyoming State Legislature  House: 60 seats  Senate: 30 seats
Local: Counties and Municipalities...  NACO Counties
U.S. House: 1R - 1. B.Cubin (R)
U.S. Senate: Mike Enzi (R) re-elected in 2002, Craig Thomas (R) re-elected in 2000. 

The Cowboy State 

 State of Wyoming
Secretary of State

Constitution Party-WY
Natural Law Party-WY
Reform Party of WY
Republican Party of WY
WY Democratic Party
WY Green Party
WY Libertarian Party

WY Tribune-Eagle
Casper Star-Tribune
Media (TV)


General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Wyoming statutes allow voters to register at the polls on Election Day (thus the total ballots cast is higher than total registration).
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
167,629 (68.86)
Kerry/Edwards (Dem.) 70,776 (29.07)
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.) 1,171 (0.48)
Nader/Camejo (Ind.) 2,741 (1.13)
Peroutka/Baldwin (Ind.) 631 (0.26)
Write-Ins 480 (0.20)

Total Ballots Cast: 245,789 incl. 433 presidential over votes

2004 Overview
The Bush-Cheney ticket amassed a plurality of 96,853 votes (39.79 percentage points).  Bush carried 22 counties; Kerry did carry Teton County (Jackson).  In a Nov. 3, 2004 press release Secretary of State Joe Meyer stated, “Having Wyoming’s Dick Cheney on the ballot has probably driven our high voter turnout the last two Presidential elections.”  General Election Details
Past Results
Dole (Rep.)...........105,388 (49.81)
Clinton (Dem.)........77,934 (36.84)
Perot (Ind.).............25,928
Others (2)................2,321
Note: The 12%-plus for Perot marked his fourth strongest showing.

Bush (Rep.)............79,347 (39.56)
Clinton (Dem.)........68,160 (33.98)
Perot (Ind.).............51,263
Others (2+w/ins).......1,817

Gore/Lieberman (Dem.)
Phillips/Frazier (Ind.)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (NLP)
Buchanan/Foster (Ref.)
+Bush/Cheney (Rep.)
Nader/LaDuke (w/in)*

Total Ballots Cast: 221,685

*The state canvass does not include the Nader write in votes.  The state canvassing board did not canvass those votes because they did not affect the outcome of the race.  However, Nader requested that his write-in votes be counted according to W.S. 22-16-103(b).

2000 Overview
The Bush-Cheney ticket easily won Wyoming's 3 electoral votes, carrying all 23 counties and securing a plurality of 87,466 votes (40.06 percentage points) in Cheney's home state.
Notes: Third parties on the ballot: The Libertarian Party qualified as minor party, having won support from more than 5% of the electors in the last general election.  The Natural Law Party and the Reform Party qualified as provisional parties (June 1, 2000 deadline).  Howard Phillips qualified as an independent candidate by meeting the signature requirement.  (An independent candidate needed to submit signatures of 3,484 certified voters (2 percent of the voting population) by the Aug. 28, 2000 deadline).  A Nader petition effort fell short.

2004 Delegate Selection
In Wyoming selection of delegates to the national nominating conventions is party business and is not governed by statute.

March 20, 2004 - County Caucuses
May 15, 2004 - State Convention
Delegates: 19 Delegates (13 Pledged and 6 Unpledged) and 4 Alternates.

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