Wyoming governor refuses to sign new voter registration rules, sides with Legislature’s leadership

Gov. Mark Gordon has decided the new voter registration rules proposed by Secretary of State Chuck Gray exceed his statutory authority. Gordon sided with the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council — made up of legislative leadership from both chambers — in its disapproval of the new rules, which would have required people to provide proof of residency, not just identity, when registering to vote. Gray has said on multiple occasions, including an op-ed submitted to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle last week that Wyoming elections needed to be protected “from fraud and guarantee that no vote from an eligible voter is diluted by that of an illegal alien or nonresident ineligible to vote.” Hannah Shields, Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

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