Liz Cheney loses Wyoming primary to Harriet Hageman

Wyoming's primary voters favour the former president over democracy.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., lost her primary on Tuesday to a Trump-backed candidate. Harriet Hagen

Given her seat's partisanship and polls, Cheney's fall was expected.

Trump won Wyoming by 70% in 2016.

Trump's biggest success over intraparty detractors is Cheney's fall.

Cheney and Hageman, both conservatives, ran on national themes and Trump support.

Cheney criticised Trump over his role in last year's deadly Capitol revolt to win reelection.

Hageman backed Trump's bogus election fraud claims and criticised Cheney for wanting to topple the de facto GOP leader.

Cheney's name is famous and he outraised Hageman. Polls showed Wyoming Republicans rapidly backing the three-term lawmaker's opponent.