August 19, 2020 |
The unofficial results from the 2020 Primary Election came in around 10 p.m. last night, a few hours later than in previous elections. The new manual voting equipment and necessary travel time to deliver the results to Rawlins was the reason.
About 59 percent of the 5,860 registered voters in Carbon County cast ballots.
In the top tier congressional races, Cynthia Lummis won the Republican U.S. Senate Primary handily. University of Wyoming ecology professor and climate activist Merav Ben-David won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Wyoming.
On the U.S. House side, Liz Cheney won the Republican nomination. Cheney will defend Wyoming’s sole seat in the House against Lynette Grey Bull, the Democratic challenger. Grey Bull is a Northern Arapaho tribal member and indigenous women’s advocate
Legislature: Incumbent Republican Jerry Paxton prevailed over his three Republicans challengers for House District 47, garnering 54 percent of the votes. Joey Correnti came in second with 27 percent of the total.
Republican Donald Burkhart was unchallenged in House District 15 in Rawlins.
Local races: No major upsets occurred in the races for Carbon County Commissioner and Rawlins City Council. Cali O’Hare takes a look at those races.
In Carbon County’s outlying communities, several people running for the primary will move on to the general election. With several offices lacking candidates, write-ins will have options to file to be on the ballot on November 3rd.
Pictured above: Voting booths inside the Carbon County Courthouse. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.
The Carbon County Clerk’s Office will post updates here