Friday, December 04, 2020
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Democrats’ best wasn’t good enough to make any gains in public office in 2020. Almost every facet of the state government will be under the management of Republicans in 2021.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
President Donald Trump’s firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper, days after losing the election, and a Pentagon personnel shake-up that has followed have injected uncertainty into the ranks of national security leadership at a vulnerable moment for the United States, adding more turmoil to a…
CHARLESTON — State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined West Virginia in a legal fight to halt the counting of late mail and absentee ballots in Pennsylvania.
HUNTINGTON — The results of last week’s general election in Cabell County are expected to be certified by Thursday afternoon after canvassing was completed at approximately 4:15 p.m. Monday.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The canvassing of votes began Monday morning in Cabell and Wayne counties as officials push toward the release of official results from the Nov. 3 General Election.
Monday, November 09, 2020
With Joe Biden poised to win the presidency, some of West Virginia’s Republican congressional House representatives defended President Donald Trump even after he falsely declared victory and made baseless claims that the election was stolen, while West Virginia’s lone Democratic representati…
Sunday, November 08, 2020
Messages of congratulations for President-elect Joe Biden rolled in from around the world on Sunday as allies and adversaries of the United States accepted that the country would have a new leader despite the lack of any sign from President Donald Trump that he planned to concede the election.
Saturday, November 07, 2020
WASHINGTON — Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was elected the nation’s 46th president Saturday, powered by legions of women and minority voters who rejected President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his conduct in office.
Pro-Trump activists were gathering in state capitals Saturday to rally in support of a campaign called “Stop the Steal” that was kicked off Facebook this week for spreading misinformation and posts inciting violence.
Friday, November 06, 2020
WASHINGTON — Former vice president Joe Biden appeared to be on a clear path to being elected the 46th president of the United States after updated vote counts on Friday put him ahead in several key states and seemed to all but close off President Donald Trump’s chances of remaining in office.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — Ashland City Commissioner Bernice Henry was unsuccessful in a write-in campaign for a full, two-year term on the board, according to unofficial results Friday from the Boyd County Clerk’s Office.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Thursday, November 05, 2020
President Donald Trump tweeted "STOP THE COUNT" on Thursday as officials in key battleground states continued to tally legally cast ballots and Joe Biden moved within 17 electoral votes of being able to claim victory.
WASHINGTON — Razor-thin vote margins in a half-dozen presidential battleground states are raising the stakes for legal fights over which ballots will count, a strategy that President Donald Trump’s campaign vowed Wednesday to aggressively pursue.
CHARLESTON — Within one election cycle, Mountain State voters have turned the West Virginia Legislature from a Republican majority branch of government to a supermajority branch.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
HUNTINGTON — Huntington Mayor Steve Williams was elected to an unprecedented third term in office Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
WASHINGTON — Voter turnout was on pace to break historic records Tuesday as President Donald Trump awaited judgment in a presidential election widely seen as a referendum on his management of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and race relations.
HUNTINGTON — One West Virginia senator will return to a seat he’s held for over two decades, while a former delegate is likely to return to Charleston in a new role.
HUNTINGTON — Incumbent Cabell County Commissioner Nancy Cartmill, a Republican, swiftly moved toward a victory Tuesday night over Democratic challenger Billy Wayne Bailey.
CHARLESTON — For the second election in a row, West Virginia voters were on pace to elect Republican Mac Warner as secretary of state over Democrat Natalie Tennant, who served as secretary of state for two terms before Warner defeated her in the 2016 election.
HUNTINGTON — The Huntington City Council will see several new faces at its table at the start of 2021, as several new members were elected into office Tuesday in the 2020 general election.
WAYNE — Republican Derrick Evans started election night out on top garnering the most absentee and early voting numbers and rode the lead all the way to a win in Tuesday night’s primary election.
CHARLESTON — Rep. Alex Mooney held a commanding lead Tuesday in his bid for a fourth term representing the 2nd Congressional District in West Virginia.
CHARLESTON — Democrat John Perdue, the 24-year incumbent West Virginia treasurer, trailed former state lawmaker Riley Moore in his re-election bid Tuesday.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who has spent the spring, summer and fall anchoring televised state COVID-19 briefings, rode to a relatively easy re-election victory Tuesday, defeating Charleston lawyer Ben Salango, who was making his first run for statewide office.
CHARLESTON — Incumbent Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate for another six years, according to preliminary election results Tuesday night.
IRONTON — It was a good night for Republican candidates seeking countywide offices Tuesday, according to unofficial totals from the Lawrence County Board of Elections.
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans were fighting to hold on to their majority Tuesday night as GOP incumbents in pivotal states remained locked in tight contests with their Democratic challengers amid a political environment that had become increasingly challenging for President Donald Trump an…
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans were fighting to hold on to their majority Tuesday night as GOP incumbents in pivotal states remained locked in tight contests with their Democratic challengers amid a political environment that had become increasingly challenging for President Donald Trump an…
WASHINGTON - The virus that has confined many Americans to their homes for much of 2020 trailed the economy as the leading issue for voters, who cast ballots in huge numbers by mail and in person, early exit polls showed Tuesday.
HUNTINGTON — As Cabell County residents took to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the 2020 general election, some were pleasantly surprised there were no lines.
Americans lined up for a long election season's final day of voting Tuesday, breezing through cavernous facilities in some cities and waiting by the hundreds in others, and contending with only few scattered glitches in the first hours of Election Day.
If voter turnout on Election Day is consistent with turnout during early and absentee voting, West Virginia could set a record in 2020, Mike Queen, director of communications for the Secretary of State's Office, said Monday.
Monday, November 02, 2020
HUNTINGTON — Voters in southern West Virginia have the choice between a one-term incumbent or a new face to politics to represent them in the House of Representatives.
HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee, HuntPAC, last month announced additional endorsements ahead of the Nov. 3 General Election.
Sunday, November 01, 2020
HUNTINGTON — While a quarter of West Virginia’s registered voters have already made their choices, local county clerks will still be pushing precautions Tuesday to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
CHARLESTON — The 2020 gubernatorial election in West Virginia has five candidates competing for the top executive job in Mountain State government.
IRONTON — Dr. Colton Copley faces Doug Malone, an independent candidate, in the Nov. 3 general election for a four-year term on the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
HUNTINGTON — The Cabell County Volunteer Fire Chiefs Association has made the following endorsements for candidates in the general election for their continued support for the volunteer fire departments in Cabell County, according to a news release from President Andrew Frazier:
CHARLESTON — For the second election in a row, a dark-money political group flooded West Virginia mailboxes with campaign mailers opposing Democratic candidates without registering with the state.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
With little more than a week until voting ends in the 2020 general election, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said the state has not become a target of foreign countries attempting to interfere in the election and sow discord in the United States.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
CHARLESTON — It’s nothing short of a love for the work that has the two candidates for West Virginia auditor returning to the campaign trail in 2020.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
CHARLESTON — To challenger Sam Brown Petsonk, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act are unconscionable, and he’s having none of it.
Friday, October 16, 2020
HUNTINGTON — Health Care for All WV will host its final virtual health care candidate forum from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, featuring candidates from the Cabell County region.
IRONTON — Det. Capt. Joe Ross of the Ironton Police Department faces Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless for a four-year term as county sheriff in the Nov. 3 general election.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
IRONTON — Tresa Baker, a school district treasurer for the past 30 years, faces Lawrence County Treasurer Stephen Dale Burcham in the Nov. 3 general election for a four-year term as county treasurer.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
CHARLESTON — Two men who grew up in Raleigh County sparred over each other’s tax records, job performances and what their plans are for the next four years in a West Virginia gubernatorial debate Tuesday night.
Monday, October 12, 2020
Saturday, October 10, 2020
CHARLESTON — In 2016, Republican Mac Warner ousted Democrat Natalie Tennant as West Virginia secretary of state. This year, Tennant hopes to return the favor.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee, HuntPAC, has endorsed Rupert W. “Rupie” Phillips, Robert H. “Bob” Plymale and Chandler Swope in the General Election to serve in the West Virginia Senate.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
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VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Oct. 13
APPLY FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT: Aug. 11-Oct. 28
EARLY VOTING: Oct. 21-Oct. 31
GENERAL ELECTION: Nov. 3
- Paula Jean Swearengin (D)
- Shelley Moore Capito (i) (R)
- David Moran (L)
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESDISTRICT 1
- Natalie Cline (D)
- David B. McKinley (i) (R)
- Cathy Kunkel (D)
- Alex X. Mooney (i) (R)
- Sam Brown Petsonk (D)
- Patrick Morrisey (i) (R)
COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
- Mary Ann Roebuck Claytor (D)
- John McCuskey (i) (R)
SECRETARY OF STATE
- John Perdue (i) (D)
- Riley Moore (R)
STATE SENATEDISTRICT 5 (Cabell, part of Wayne)
- Chandler Swope (i) (R)
HOUSE OF DELEGATESDISTRICT 16 (parts of Cabell and Lincoln) (3 seats)
- Paul David Ross (D)
- Evan Worrell (i) (R)
- Cecil Silva (D)
- Jeff Eldridge (D)
- Zack Maynard (i) (R)
- Joseph "Joe" Jeffries (i) (R)
CABELL COUNTY RACES
- Irv Johnson (R) (i)
- Sean Hammers (i) (D)
- Chuck Zerkle (i) (D)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
- Stephanie Heck (D)
- Todd Sweeney (R)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 3
COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
COUNCIL DISTRICT 5
COUNCIL DISTRICT 6
COUNCIL DISTRICT 7
COUNCIL DISTRICT 8
COUNCIL DISTRICT 9
COUNCIL AT-LARGE (2 seats)
WAYNE COUNTY RACES
- Ric Browning (D)
- Robert M. Thompson (i) (D)
- Rick Thompson (i) (D)
- Matthew Strogen (i) (D)