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Wyoming candidate residency case continues past primary

Author: Associated Press - August 27, 2018 - Updated: August 27, 2018

Taylor Haynes (right), Republican candidate for Wyoming governor, laughs during a debate with fellow candidates at Casper College’s Wheeler Hall Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Casper, Wyo. (Josh Galemore/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A losing candidate for governor in Wyoming continues to face legal action involving questions about whether he lives in the state.

Physician Taylor Haynes got 5 percent of the vote in last week’s Republican primary.

A judge in Cheyenne has scheduled hearings in late January in a lawsuit brought by Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, who says Haynes doesn’t live in Wyoming but in Colorado. Haynes owns a ranch south of Laramie that straddles the state line.

Haynes denies the claims. Weeks before the primary, a judge denied state officials’ request to order Haynes to suspend his campaign.

Wyoming officials will meet Wednesday to certify the election results. The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports it’s not clear whether Haynes’ case might affect that certification.

Buchanan declined to comment.

Associated Press

Associated Press