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2010 Census Reapportionment: As has been the case throughout its history, Wyoming will remain at 3 electoral votes through the 2020 presidential election.
Wyoming became a state in July 1890, just one week after neighboring Idaho. The two states have shared a similar history in presidential elections as well. In fact, since 1904, they both have voted identically, except in 1944 when the state’s residents preferred Republican Thomas Dewey over FDR. Like most other states of the Mountain West, Wyoming is currently a Republican stronghold in presidential elections, having voted Democratic just once since 1952 – the 1964 landslide victory of Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater. In 2012, Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama by 41%; it was Mr. Romney's widest margin of victory except for Utah. Wyoming has the smallest population of any state in the Union, and is the most over-represented state in the electoral college.