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Math for Wyoming House domestic partnerships

Timothy Kincaid

January 28th, 2013

The Wyoming House of Representatives has 60 members. Of that number, nine just voted in committee, seven in favor and two opposed.

That leaves 51 members which have not voted. However, four of them (two Republicans and two Democrats) are sponsors of the bill and can be counted as yes votes. It is also probably likely that the five Democrats who did not sponsor the bill will also vote favorably.

Which means that our starting place is probably 16 yes votes. So, in order for this bill to pass the House, we need 15 Republicans to support it, out of 42 who have not yet stated their position. In other words, we need 36% of Republicans to support the bill.

We cannot extrapolate the committee vote, but we can gain hope from it. In committee, 75% of Republicans voted yes.



January 29th, 2013 | LINK

A Republican in Wyoming is not necessarily a “Republican.” Many openly liberal people are registered Republicans (some of my relatives) so that they will have someone to vote for in the primaries.

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