- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill that would have established a presidential primary election in Wyoming has failed in a state House committee.

The House Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee voted 6-3 Monday against House Bill 201.

One of the chief concerns from committee members and others was how to pay for the election, which could cost an estimated $300,000 to $500,000.

County clerks also voiced concern by finding poll judges for a third election when they already have trouble finding judges for the primary and general elections.

It was suggested that the topic might be good for an interim study.

Wyoming’s political parties use the caucus system for presidential races. The system caused much confusion in both the Republican and Democratic presidential races last year from people unfamiliar with the process.

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