Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is looking to recruit registered Democrats to switch their party affiliation in order to vote for her in Wyoming’s Aug. 16 primary.
Her campaign website offers instructions for how voters can change their party affiliation in order to vote in the Republican primary and even directs them to a Wyoming voter registration change form. The New York Times also reported on Thursday that Cheney’s campaign has been sending out mailers to Wyoming Democratic voters with information about voting in the Republican primary.
Wyoming allows voters to change their party affiliations by mail up to 14 days before the primary. Voters can also switch their party affiliation at the polls.
Cheney is facing a hotly contested primary in August against Republican Harriet Hageman. Former President Donald Trump endorsed Hageman as part of his effort to oust Cheney for her vote last year to impeach him for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Cheney is also one of only two Republicans serving on the House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.
Hageman has seized on Cheney’s impeachment vote to argue that she is insufficiently conservative.
Cheney’s primary campaign is seen as a key test of just how loyal Republican voters remain to Trump and whether a longtime conservative who broke with the former president can survive in a party still dominated by his brand of politics.
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