Super Tuesday, the day eleven states vote for their say in the Republican Presidential Nomination race, is on, you guessed it, Tuesday, March 1. This is the month in Wyoming that registered Republicans will caucus and cast their votes for Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich or Ben Carson. Here's what you need to know. 1. How it works: Wyoming has Precinct Caucuses in each county (see the full list here
), as a state, Wyoming
Republicans do not vote for a presidential candidate in a caucus on Super
Tuesday like some other states do.
The purpose of precinct caucuses in Wyoming is to elect delegates to the
County Convention. The County Convention will take place in every county
March 12. That is where Wyoming Republicans will elect the people who will
represent each county at the National Convention in July.
"When we choose those people (at the County Conventions), they will get up
and say, 'If you vote for me, I will support x candidate at the National
Convention," Wyoming GOP Chairman Matt Micheli said in a video with
Secretary of State Ed Murray.
*Caucusing in Gillette today*
2. Who can vote in Wyoming's caucuses: Wyoming's caucuses are closed,
meaning registered Democrats can't vote in the Republican caucus and vice
versa. You must be registered in one of the two political parties to
participate in their respective events.
3. Who will Wyoming vote for: We're not going to guess. However, a straw
poll conducted by the Wyoming GOP
shows Ted Cruz with a slight lead over Donald Trump. Trump is followed by
Rand Paul (who has dropped out) and Marco Rubio.
4. What will the outcome mean: It's hard to tell. In both 2008 and 2012,
Wyoming went to Mitt Romney; he won the party nomination in 2012, but not
5. Where can I meet the candidates: As of the morning of Feb. 27, none of
the five have Wyoming stops on their schedules. However, Cruz and Kasich
have both swung by since the start of the campaign season.
6. What happens after Super Tuesday in Wyoming: The Democratic Caucuses
will be held in April, should neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton
concede the race beforehand. Over the course of the coming months, the
state's Republican Party will select which delegates at county conventions
who will go to the Republican National Convention, which will be held July
18-21. August 16 is Wyoming's primary for non-presidential races, and the
national General Election is in November.
*photos: Trump h/t Gage Skidmore; Cruz h/t public domain; Rubio h/t Michael
Vadon ; Kasich h/t
public domain; Carson h/t Gage Skidmore
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