Wyoming Candidate Residency Case Continues Past Primary
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — 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. It's not clear whether Haynes' case might affect that certification.