State leaders, GOP issue invite to candidates
If three top Wyoming officials have their way, there will be a fourth Presidential debate this year, and it will be held in Wyoming.
According to a letter posted on the Wyoming GOP website dated Aug. 9, the three officials requested an additional, early Presidential debate to be hosted in the Cowboy State. The letter was signed by Governor Mark Gordon, Secretary of State Edward Buchanan and State Treasurer Curt Meier, but did not specify any particular plans for where the debate would be held.
The idea was to give Wyomingites a better sense of the candidates’ positions prior to early voting. Officials pointed out in the letter that by the time the first scheduled presidential debate happens on Sept. 29, Wyomingites will have already begun voting 11 days prior. The additional debate, the letter contended, “will allow Wyoming voters an opportunity to hear the two competing visions for our country and make a well-informed decision when casting their vote at the ballot box – especially when one candidate has spent the duration of the campaign avoiding voters and questions from the press.”
The Trump campaign already requested an additional debate to be held in early September. In a letter to the Commission dated Aug. 5, and available on donaldjtrump.com, former New York City Mayor and the President’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani requested an additional earlier debate, citing the same concerns cited in the letter from Wyoming officials.
A prompt response is expected, according to the GOP’s post.