Liz Cheney is mailing instructions to Democrats on how to change parties and vote for her in Wyoming's GOP primary

US Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).Win McNamee/Getty Images
Rep. Liz Cheney has sent instructions to Wyoming Democrats on how to switch parties to vote for them.
Cheney faces a tough re-election challenge against a key Trump-backed opponent.
The Wyoming Republican primary will be held on August 16th.
Faced with a tough re-election campaign in Wyoming, Rep. Liz Cheney is turning to Democrats in her home state to improve her chances in the August 16 Republican primary.
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Cheney's campaign has sent instructions to Wyoming Democrats on how to change their party affiliation to vote for the incumbent congressman, the New York Times reported Thursday. Wyoming law requires voters to be registered as Democrats or Republicans to vote in that party's primary.
The instructions, also listed on Cheney's campaign website, direct voters to fill out a registration form and mail it to their district secretary's office at least two weeks before the primary. Voters can also change their party affiliation at polling stations on the day of the primary or when requesting a postal vote.
"Liz is proud to represent all Wyoming residents and works hard to earn every vote," Jeremy Adler, a spokesperson for the campaign, said in a statement to Insider on Thursday.
This call comes as some Democrats in the red state have expressed support for Cheney's disregard for former President Donald Trump and plan to vote for her re-election. Although Republicans are the majority in the state, it's not uncommon for candidates to turn to Democrats during campaign season to improve their bids. Studies of voter data across the state have shown that change-party voters made no difference in past elections.
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"There will be Democrats who change affiliations to vote Republicans in the primary, and that's not necessarily uncommon in Wyoming," Wyoming Democratic Party leader Joe Barbuto told Insider last month. "You'll probably see her go out and vote for Liz Cheney more than usual, but I don't think enough to save her if she's actually in trouble."
Cheney, once the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives and a candidate for re-election in Wyoming, faces an uphill battle as Trump and his allies seek to oust her from Congress. Trump has endorsed Harriet Hageman, a local attorney and former Republican national committeewoman, to defeat Cheney, his harshest Republican critic in Congress. For the past month, Trump has repeatedly slammed Cheney at a Hageman campaign rally in Wyoming, where his supporters had sworn their allegiance to the former president.
The primary largely represents a test of Trump's influence in the Republican Party. So far, polls on the race have been scant. A poll by the Club for Growth, a political action committee that supports Hageman, shows she's in the lead.
As part of his push to oust Cheney, Trump and his allies supported an attempt to change Wyoming laws to prevent voters from switching party affiliations on primary day. The Wyoming state legislature rejected such a bill in March.
Despite Trump's attacks on Cheney, she has garnered support from high-profile Republicans, including former House Speaker Paul Ryan and President George W. Bush, who have raised funds on her behalf. A number of Republican state and local officials in Wyoming have also supported Cheney's reelection bid. The congresswoman has focused her campaign on upholding the constitution and the rule of law and defending Wyoming against the policies of the Biden administration.
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