RIVERTON (WNE) — In a letter to all county employees, the Fremont County Board of Commissioners issued a unanimous letter of support of Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese, her office and Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun, against allegations by Wyoming Democratic Party alleging voter suppression from the recent 2018 election season.
The commissioners wrote that the Democrats' complaints were "unfounded," and that "no one was denied the right to register to vote."
The letter also commends LeBrun's efforts, saying he launched a "thorough investigation and transparent findings regarding this complaint."
In May, the WDP sent a request for investigation to the Fremont County Attorney's Office regarding two incidents from October and November of 2018.
In the first incident at the office of the Fremont County Clerk, several American Indian voters averred that they could use their tribal identification as verification when registering to vote.
Wyoming Election Law states that any registrant who possesses a legal Wyoming driver's license must present it to register.
The second incident occurred on Election Day, when prospective voters were made to read the voter's oath aloud at a polling station in Ethete. Democrats said the procedure was being used as a literacy test. However, when concluding his investigation into the matter, Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun stated that the requirement was "...not, in line, with training, however it was not being used as a literacy test.”