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Victor Miller confirmed as mayoral candidate for Cheyenne; AI program VIC excluded from ballot

Victor Miller speaks to a crowd at a private candidate meet and greet event Friday, June 28 inside the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Public Library in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Registered voter Victor Miller, candidate for mayor of Cheyenne, is on the official Laramie County ballot. There is no artificial intelligence candidate running for office in Laramie County, Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee stated in a press release.

Miller, by his own admission, filed as a candidate for mayor of Cheyenne, and his name will appear on the 2024 Primary Election ballot, pursuant to the clear letter of Wyoming law.

Miller’s application, submitted in person and certified by the City Clerk of Cheyenne, listed registered voter Victor Miller as a candidate for mayor.

Wyoming law requires that only qualified electors be candidates. To eliminate voter confusion, the name by which a candidate is generally known can be printed on the ballot as well. Laramie County elector Victor Miller is not generally known as VIC.

Victor Miller, through countless interviews and statements to media, has consistently maintained a distinction between himself as a “meat avatar” and the AI program he chooses to call VIC. To allow VIC to be listed as a candidate would both violate Wyoming law and create voter confusion. VIC is not a registered voter, and therefore cannot run for office in Wyoming; the name does not appear on Laramie County’s official ballot.