Secretary of State Ed Buchanan announces re-election campaign

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By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy Stat Daily

Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, Wyoming’s election chief, announced on Monday that he would seek a second term.

Announcing his campaign, Buchanan, who was appointed to the secretary of state’s office in 2018, said he had achieved the goals he set for himself by taking office as the state’s second-highest elected official. .

Buchanan said his office recognized year-over-year revenue increases of more than 9% in its business division, which “helped us to remain a tax-friendly state.”

The state’s Electoral Division has been the subject of some allegations of electoral integrity issues, but Buchanan has actively spoken out against accusations that Wyoming’s elections have been compromised and has promoted improvements to the voting system in the state. State.

“We deployed secure and efficient election equipment for the 2020 election season and updated our election code, culminating in the adoption of voter ID,” Buchanan said.

Over the past year, Buchanan has scoured the state to correct what he called major myths about the 2020 election.

Last month, Buchanan was in Converse County where he gave the same presentation on election integrity and explained why Wyoming’s voting equipment couldn’t be hacked.

“Misinformation about election integrity is widespread,” Buchanan said. “In fact, spreading false information is one of the most common methods of attack used by those seeking to disrupt our elections.”

Buchanan said he looks forward to traveling the state and presenting “some great ideas” on how the election will remain “safe and effective.”

Buchanan was appointed to the office of Secretary of State by former Governor Matt Mead following the resignation of former Secretary of State Ed Murray in 2018. Buchanan won election for his first full term in 2018 defeating Democrat James Byrd.

Prior to being named Secretary of State, Buchanan served in the Wyoming Legislative Assembly, serving as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2013.

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