Election Coverage Archives


WednesdayMay 11, 2022

Monongalia County voter turnout fails to match 2018 levels

Monongalia County officials told MetroNews affiliate WAJR-AM that around 18% of voters participated in this year's primary.

Wood County voters approve school bond issue

More than $68 million bond to build three new schools passed by 60 votes in Tuesday's election.

TuesdayMay 10, 2022

Goodwin wins Democratic nomination in bid for re-election as Charleston mayor

Primary results set up showdown with Goodwin and Wolfe.

Several incumbent delegates knocked out after shift to 100 single-member districts

Some races matched incumbents against incumbents, so a sitting officeholder was bound to lose.

West Virginia Senate takes shape following redistricting

Half of the seats in West Virginia’s 34-member state Senate are on the ballot in this year's election cycle.

Mooney wallops McKinley in rare matchup of congressional incumbents

Matchup was a collision between two incumbents, Republicans David McKinley and Alex Mooney.

SundayMay 8, 2022

MetroNews Decision 2022: How COVID-19 changed West Virginia’s elections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Primary this Tuesday will be the first election held in the state since 2020 when COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. Voters in 2020 were required to wear a face mask at all polling places. Mail-in ballots were sent to each eligible voter as a way to help ensure a

MetroNews Decision 2022: ‘Absolutely, I stand by it’: Looking back on the 2020 election, fraud claims

Despite a lack of evidence, multiple West Virginia lawmakers continue to support arguments that election fraud impacted the 2020 presidential election.

FridayMay 6, 2022

MetroNews Decision 2022: Who is the state’s next governor?

As voters cast ballots in off-year election contests, many are looking two years ahead at who stands the best chance to replace Jim Justice .

ThursdayMay 5, 2022

MetroNews Decision 2022: The race for mayor of West Virginia’s capital city

Incumbent Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin faces West Side resident in primary; one GOP member on the ballot.

TuesdayMay 3, 2022

Trump pushes Mooney, attacks McKinley in tele-rally with Election Day approaching

Former President Donald Trump praised U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., as a "warrior" in an effort to boost the congressman's campaign.

Manchin explains McKinley endorsement; Mooney and Trump holding telephone rally Tuesday

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., credited his longstanding relationship with Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., as a factor behind his endorsement of the six-term congressman.

SaturdayApril 30, 2022

Manchin endorses McKinley, denounces Mooney attack

The senator's support comes in the middle of West Virginia's early voting period and before Election Day on May 10.

SaturdayApril 16, 2022

Mooney holds financial advantage over McKinley

Each candidate filed quarterly financial reports with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.

WednesdayApril 13, 2022

Mooney touts conservative endorsements as primary approaches

U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., is pushing support from a top conservative body and a House of Representatives colleague.

SundayMarch 27, 2022

Colleagues become opponents in McKinley-Mooney matchup for 2nd Congressional District

U.S. Reps. David McKinley and Alex Mooney have been colleagues in the House of Representatives since January 2015, but that will change this year.

TuesdayFebruary 1, 2022

McKinley outraises Mooney in fourth quarter, but Mooney maintains cash advantage

The campaigns of McKinley and Mooney filed campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission this week.

SundayNovember 8, 2020

West Virginia GOP flexes its muscle while Democrats chart a course back

Republicans dominate Election Day, and Democrats assess what went wrong.

ThursdayNovember 5, 2020

W.Va. Democratic chairwoman links Election Day wipeout to Trump’s dominance here

'I believe everybody was a little shell-shocked,' Belinda Biafore said.