Liz Cheney is getting desperate but she does have one advantage going for her and that’s all the money that out-of-state Democrats have donated to her. She is now using a chunk of her Democratic campaign contributions to send out mailers to Democrats in Wyoming urging them to re-register as Republicans so that they can vote for her in the primary. But, there are only 44,643 registered Democrats compared to 197,868 registered Republicans.
That means that if she gets 100% of the Democrats and 28% of the Republicans, she will still lose by over 30,000 votes. Her only hope is to import several hundred ballot harvesters. I would not be surprised if she did just that as she has not shown a bit of interest in their actions in 2020. She cannot even muster up enough support for an independent run in an effort to cause the Republicans to lose in the general election.
One country was none too happy about the Cheney mailers because it would hurt the Democratic primaries:
Cheney sent a mailer out blatantly asking folks to switch parties for the primary. Whatever you think about the 1/6 committee, remember THEY made the party what it is. THEY made Trump possible. We have 3 very different Dems vying for the House. Vote in OUR primary, not theirs. pic.twitter.com/gpmDKkYqrC
— Sheridan County Democrats WY (@SheridanWYDems) June 17, 2022
Cheney’s campaign website has instructions on how to party switch to vote for her:
HOW DO I CHANGE MY PARTY AFFILIATION TO REGISTER AS A REPUBLICAN SO I CAN VOTE FOR LIZ?
To change your party affiliation or to declare a new affiliation, complete the Wyoming Voter Registration Application & Change Form and submit it to your county clerk’s office not later than 14 days before the primary election. You may also change your party affiliation at your polling place on the day of the primary or general election, or when requesting an absentee ballot.
The New York Times’ Reid Epstein reported on Cheney’s change of mind on asking for help from Democrat party switchers.
“In February, Cheney told me she would not make a concerted effort to reach out to Democrats asking them to change parties. “That is not something that I have contemplated, that I have organized or that I will organize,” she said in a Cheyenne interview.”
A year ago fed-up House Republicans removed Cheney from the number three post in leadership, House Conference Chair, and replaced her with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
Cheney, one of ten Republicans in the House for Trump’s impeachment in 2021, has a starring role in Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th Committee witch hunt.
The Wyoming Republican Party voted to censure Cheney and called on her to resign after she voted to impeach Trump.