State Treasurer Supports Wyoming Presidential Debate

Aug 12, 2020

Wyoming State Treasurer Curt Meier supports a Wyoming presidential debate prior to election

Dear Members of the Commission,

In order to continue preserving fairness and transparency in this year’s presidential election, I am writing today to request that an additional, earlier debate be held in my home state of Wyoming this September.
As you are aware, presidential debates are a critical part of the electoral process.

Unlike television ads or pre-written speeches, debates give Americans a firsthand look at each candidate’s own policies and intellect in an unscripted setting. They allow voters to hear the candidates’ platforms firsthand and give candidates the opportunity to respond to the tough questions at the forefront of every voter’s mind.

Unfortunately, by the time the first presidential debate happens on September 29, 2020, voters in Wyoming will have already started voting 11 days prior.

Wyomingites who vote early deserve the same opportunity afforded to other states 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.

We must give voters a fair chance in an already unprecedented election, and I ask that you consider adding an additional, earlier debate in Wyoming this September. This monumental election will determine the very future of our nation. The least we can do is equip voters with the facts necessary to aid them in electing the next President of the United States.