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Runoff election push returns after setback

CASPER —The effort to bring runoff elections to Wyoming’s primaries has been revived.

Last year, a legislative committee failed to advance legislation that would institute runoff elections if no one candidate received more than 50% of the vote.

On Monday, Rep. Chip Neiman, R-Hulett, filed his own bill and constitutional amendment that would do just that. If successful, the representative’s runoff election bill would go into effect in 2023 — in time for the 2024 statewide elections. The runoff bill would apply to statewide elected officials, state legislators and any federal races.

Proponents o...