Election Coverage Archives

WednesdayNovember 4, 2020

Capito: Trump’s criticism of absentee voting harmed reelection bid

President Donald Trump spent much of Wednesday criticizing efforts to count absentee ballots.

With big GOP wins, Justice aims at the income tax; Speaker Hanshaw focuses on property taxes

Officials are thinking big on finances with bigger legislative majorities.

Republicans dominate up and down the ballot in West Virginia election

Republicans surged to victories up and down West Virginia ballots on Election Day. “Everybody is on Cloud 9,” Melody Potter, the West Virginia GOP chairwoman, said during MetroNews’ Election Night coverage. The wins included another enormous margin by President Trump in West Virginia, along with Republican victories in each and every executive branch office and

TuesdayNovember 3, 2020

Williams elected to third term as Huntington mayor

Williams was first elected in 2012.

Justice wins re-election as W.Va. governor, saying covid fight continues

Justice, who first won as a Democrat, now heads to re-election as a Republican.

Trump wins West Virginia’s 5 electoral votes

Race is called right after West Virginia polls close.

Voter momentum could make West Virginia election historic

Polling hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. Weather conditions are expected to be cool and sunny.

SundayNovember 1, 2020

Miller, Turner focused on southern West Virginia’s future in 3rd District contest

U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., and Democratic candidate Hilary Turner are vying to represent the district.

ThursdayOctober 29, 2020

TuesdayOctober 27, 2020

Poll worker preparations continue ahead of Election Day 2020

It takes above 9,000 poll workers to staff 1,708 precincts in the state, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office.

MondayOctober 26, 2020

New Marion County clerk settles in as election heats up

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Janice Cosco was first elected to the office of Marion County Clerk on November 4, 1980, and resigned in July of this year. Now, for the first time since a new face is managing the election process in arguably one of the most challenging times in history. Cosco’s career spanned 10 presidential

ThursdayOctober 22, 2020

McKinley, Cline bring different policy ideas to 1st District contest

The1st Congressional District includes the state's northern counties as well as the cities of Fairmont, Morgantown and Wheeling.

WednesdayOctober 21, 2020

Moore looks to unseat experienced Perdue for West Virginia Treasurer

Perdue was first elected to the office in 1996.

SundayOctober 18, 2020

Capito brings experience, Swearengin calls for change in US Senate race

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is seeking her second term in the Senate, while Paula Jean Swearengin is looking to pull an Election Day upset.

MondayOctober 12, 2020

Justice, Salango face off Tuesday in likely only debate

Gov. Justice enters the debate the favorite.

McCuskey, Claytor hoping experience speaks for itself in race for WV State Auditor

McCuskey defeated Claytor 58 to 34 percent in the 2016 general election.

SundayOctober 4, 2020

Morrisey, Petsonk bring different experiences to attorney general contest

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is seeking a third term for an office, while Beckley attorney Sam Petsonk is running his first campaign for public office.

MondaySeptember 28, 2020

FSU professor: Debate unlikely to affect presidential race polling

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will debate Tuesday, the first presidential debate of the 2020 election season.