Wyoming Secretary of State Quits

Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray (R) “announced his resignation late Friday afternoon, effective immediately,” the Casper Tribune reports.

Murray said he has been “devastated” by two recent accusations of sexual misconduct and that he is now “unable to focus entirely on serving the good people of Wyoming.”

Late last year, a woman accused Murray of “wrestling her to the office floor and ejaculating on her stomach” when she was an intern in his office.

Woman Says Wyoming Official Assaulted Her as a Teen

Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray (R), who is considering a run for governor, is accused by a former intern of wrestling her to the office floor and ejaculating on her stomach, the Casper Star Tribune reports.

Tatiana Maxwell “detailed the alleged assault in a social media post earlier this week and confirmed the events in a Thursday phone interview with the Star-Tribune.”

Cruz Poised to Win More Delegates In Wyoming

“Donald Trump has been trying to step up his game when it comes to corralling delegates for the Republican National Convention, but his efforts are likely too late to avoid another defeat Saturday, in Wyoming, scene of the next test of strength among GOP presidential candidates,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Sen. Ted Cruz is favored to win, as Wyoming’s GOP will finish picking its 29 convention delegates just a week after the Texas senator swept a similar event in Colorado to pick up 34 delegates.”

Sanders Wins Wyoming Caucuses

“Continuing a string of victories across the West, Senator Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming Democratic caucuses Saturday, chipping away at Hillary Clinton’s delegate lead before a major primary in New York next week,” the New York Times reports.

“With just 14 delegates up for grab in Wyoming, the victory trims only a little from Hillary Clinton’s 219-delegate lead. But coming after Mr. Sanders’s recent big victories in Washington State, Alaska, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii and Wisconsin, it was more evidence of Mrs. Clinton’s weaknesses among white and liberal voters as the race moves to major primaries in New York and elsewhere in the Northeast.”

GOP Governor Wants Obamacare Upheld

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) said that even though he thinks the Affordable Care Act is bad policy, he hopes the Supreme Court will reject the case and uphold the law, the Casper Star Tribune reports.

Said Mead: “If on June 30, if that’s when the case comes down, and they say no more subsidies for federal exchanges … it is going to cause a lot of turmoil. Not just for the state, and for those people, but for the private sector as well.”