Former Wyoming Senate Candidate Working For Election Proposal
Former Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate Dave Dodson is speaking out in favor of a Wyoming House Joint Resolution and against a couple of bills in the legislature aimed at preventing crossover voting.
On the subject of the crossover voting bills, Dodson says the proposals would disenfranchise 37 percent of Laramie County voters who are not Republicans. The legislation was largely prompted by the defeat of conservative activist Foster Friess in the 2018 GOP gubernatorial primary by moderate candidate Mark Gordon.
A phone campaign in the days leading up to the election urged Democrats vote in the Republican primary for Gordon to defeat Friess, and some Friess supporters said after the election that they believed crossover votes had made the difference in the election.
Dodson says even if the crossover voting rules had been in place it would not have solved Foster's ''actual problem." Dodson is also speaking out in favor of House Joint Resolution 8, which would have Wyoming urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a court ruling that granted private companies, labor unions, and other organizations the same free speech rights as private citizens in terms of spending money on political campaigns.
Dodson unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Senator John Barrasso in the 2018 GOP Primary Election for the U.S. Senate. You can see the full interview Dodson conducted with Glenn Woods on KGAB radio on Feb. 18 in the video with this article.