Wyoming GOP members anticipate lawsuit after state party adopts bylaw changes

some members of the Wyoming Republican Party expect to file a lawsuit against the state central committee after the party adopted a number of bylaw changes at its convention that critics argue are designed to consolidate power at the state level.


The changes, which were approved at the weekend gathering without debate, include a number of reforms meant to suppress dissent — a move that appears designed to quell the opposition to party leadership that some county parties have exhibited in the past year.


Changes include withholding financial resources from Republican candidates who do not vote in line with at least 80 percent of the party’s platform and rules forcing county committees to pay their dues. Some county parties, including Natrona County’s, refused to share fundraising with the state party last year.