President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, both Democrats, were re-elected on Tuesday.
WAYNE — Three levies on the election ballot in Wayne County passed during Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial returns counted at the Wayne County Courthouse.
WAYNE — Incumbent Democrat Gregory K. Farley was awarded another term as Wayne County Sheriff by voters Tuesday, according to unofficial returns counted at the Wayne County Courthouse. Farley defeated Republican Chad Shaffer 7,199 to 4,090 votes.
CHARLESTON -- Voters are leaning against a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate term limits for sheriffs in West Virginia.
HUNTINGTON -- According to the lines at some of the polling places, voter turnout was strong for Election Day.
WINFIELD — Incumbent Assessor Sherry Hayes defeated former Putnam County Assessor D.W. “Peachie” Arthur in a rematch of the 2008 election, according to unofficial returns posted on the Putnam County Clerk’s website.
HUNTINGTON — Incumbents ruled the night Tuesday in local races for West Virginia’s House of Delegates, according to unofficial returns.
HUNTINGTON — Republicans were claiming victory in the area’s three contested races for the West Virginia Senate, according to Associated Press projections and unofficial election returns.
HUNTINGTON — Five of six incumbents were among those who won the seven seats for Cabell County Magistrate Court, according to unofficial results.