Wyoming is arguably the nation’s most Republican state. Former President Donald Trump won his highest state percentage there, beating President Joe Biden 70% to 27%. Both of Wyoming’s senators and its lone House members are Republican. So is the governor, and the GOP dominates the Legislature.
But there’s one realm in which Democratic presidents, at least by extension, have continued to leave their mark in the Equality State: federal judgeships. Through a quirk of timing and conveniently timed retirements when Democrats have held the White House, no Republican has nominated a federal judge for Wyoming since 1985.