New Analysis Reveals Democrats Control Wyoming State House and Gov. Gordon a Political Independent
Most Expansive Vote Record Analysis Ever Conducted on Wyoming Just Released

WASHINGTON, DC – A just released vote record analysis of the Wyoming Legislature  – including the most expansive state lawmaker scorecard ever produced – has found Democratic lawmakers control the Wyoming House of Representatives (36 Democrats to 26 Republicans) while Republican lawmakers hold a slim majority in the Wyoming State Senate (17 Republicans to 14 Democrats). The report is the most comprehensive analysis ever performed on the Wyoming legislature – based on 4,488 votes – with lawmakers placed on a 0 to 100 political ideology scale based on their voting. A “0%” represents a far-left Democrat (progressive) and a “100%,” a far-right Republican (conservative).

The Institute for Legislative Analysis (ILA) research concludes that Governor Mark Gordon is a political independent with a 51.85% rating, based on the organization’s recently deployed Governor rating system which is the nation’s first and only system to measure political ideology based on bill signage and veto history. The analysis found that Gordon takes conservative positions on issues pertaining to education and individual liberties but is a far-left progressive on policies relating to tax, fiscal and healthcare.

“Unfortunately, it appears a large number of philosophically Democratic lawmakers have decided to mislabel their party affiliation as “Republican,” perhaps in an attempt to confuse voters,” said ILA CEO Ryan McGowan. “This fraudulent practice should be of great concern to the people of Wyoming as it is resulting in the passage of some of the exact same policies our research team finds in progressive states like California or New York, places with values I don’t think are shared by many in the cowboy state.”   

The ILA report covers every key policy area of interest to voters including tax and fiscal, energy and environment, local and national security, and multiple other issue areas. ILA’s team of analysts spent months examining each bill and breaking down the complex policies into easy-to-read summaries. Earlier this year, the ILA released it Congressional analysis, finding Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis has an outstanding conservative voting record, while Senator Barrasso’s record is very moderate.  

The ILA serves as the new data and policy hub for national conservative and liberty-minded organizations. Prior to the launch of the ILA, the team previously served together for nearly a decade at CPAC and the American Conservative Union where they constructed the nation’s first 50 state legislative scorecard.


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