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Wyoming candidate residency case continues past primary

August 27, 2018

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. The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports it’s not clear whether Haynes’ case might affect that certification.

Buchanan declined to comment.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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