02/09/21

ACU Foundation Releases Latest Scores of the Wyoming Legislature

Both Republicans and Democrats in Wyoming improved their standing in 2020, but have a long way to go, according to scores released by the American Conservative Union Foundation.

The American Conservative Union Foundation conducts an annual, in-depth analysis to rate all 8,000 lawmakers in America, revealing their positions on a wide variety of issues directly affecting our communities and families.

Both the Republicans and Democrats overall score improved, with the Republicans up seven points to an average of 64 percent and the Democrats up nine points to an average of 36 percent.

The state’s overall score improved to an average of 60%.

The Wyoming Legislature is moving in the right direction, and we need your help to keep it that way.

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CPAC Host Releases Scores of Wyoming State Lawmakers

Alexandria, VA—Lawmakers of the Wyoming Legislature voted more conservatively in the 2020 session than in years past, according to the just-released analysis published by The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Review the scorecard to see the ratings of all Wyoming state lawmakers and find out which votes ACUF scored.

In ACUF’s previous analysis, Wyoming ranked as the 25th most conservative state legislature for 2019 at 53% of votes cast with the conservative position. Republicans were ranked as the sixth most liberal in the country at 57%, while Democrats scored five points above the national Democrat average (22%). In 2019, there were only three lawmakers in each chamber who qualified for awards for conservative voting records.

In the 2020 analysis, the legislature improved its overall score (60%) by seven points. Republicans (64%) improved by seven points and Democrats (36%) improved by nine points. The number of awardees increased by 11 to a total of 17, with eight awardees in the Senate and nine in the House.

“While there was some improvement in 2020, it is concerning that a legislature with nearly 80 Republicans only had 17 lawmakers qualifying for awards for conservative voting records,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “These voting trends have real impacts on life in Wyoming. Take election integrity for example. How could a Republican supermajority fail to advance an important voter ID reform? We urge lawmakers to honor the will of their constituents and stand up for the conservative solutions voters support.”

ACUF’s Ratings of Congress and Ratings of the States are initiatives of ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). These ratings are designed to reflect how over 8,000 elected officials across the nation view the role of government while illustrating the differences between chambers of the legislature and revealing lawmakers’ positions on a wide variety of issues that directly affect citizens.

ACU Foundation reviewed each piece of legislation voted on in both chambers of the legislature to produce average scores of each chamber as well as individual scores for each sitting member.

Click Here to view the 2020 Ratings of Wyoming online and Click Here to visit our website.

For questions or media inquiries regarding ACUF’s Ratings of the States, email Luke Schneider, Deputy Director of ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability, at [email protected].

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