A volunteer group campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will host a debate watch party Tuesday at Snake River Brewing.

The event, organized by Wyoming for Warren, will begin at 6:45 p.m. The debate starts at 7 p.m.

It’s the last debate before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucus, the first major battle of the 2020 presidential primary race.

Team leader Joohee Muromcew said she hopes to get Teton County Democrats engaged ahead of a competitive primary.

“With this primary still so undecided,” she said, “I think every vote is going to count, which is something we don’t always get to say in Wyoming.”

Muromcew encourages people to register to vote by March 20, the deadline to cast a ballot in the April 4 Wyoming Democratic caucus.

Many Democrats switched affiliation in 2018 to vote in the gubernatorial primary, she said, and they may still be registered as Republican.

The Democratic caucus will see major changes this year, including a switch to ranked-choice voting. Under that system, voters can select candidates in order of preference. If their top choice doesn’t gain enough support, their vote will still count for their second, third or fourth choice.

Wyoming for Warren became active in Teton County with a meeting last week at Jackson Whole Grocer that drew about 10 people. Muromcew wants to hold similar meetings more or less every week.

“I hope people are getting educated about candidates,” she said, “because it’s not the year to let someone else make the decision.”

Contact Cody Cottier at 732-5911 or town@jhnewsandguide.com.

Cody Cottier covers town and state government. He grew up with a view of the Olympic Mountains, and after graduating Washington State University he traded it for a view of the Tetons. Odds are the mountains are where you’ll find him when not on deadline.

(1) comment

Ken Chison

This sounds like a good place to avoid tonight.

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