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West Virginia

U.S. President -- West Virginia
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 George W. Bush * (R) 417,516  56  
 John F. Kerry (D) 322,276  43  
 Other 5,302  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: West Virginia has 5 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Results

West Virginia Governor
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Joseph Manchin (D) 465,636  63  
 Monty Warner (R) 250,831  34  
 Other 18,113  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- West Virginia District 1
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Alan B. Mollohan * (D) 164,850  68  
 Alan L. Parks (R) 78,268  32  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- West Virginia District 2
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Shelley M. Capito * (R) 145,115  57  
 Erik Wells (D) 104,253  41  
 Other 3,132  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- West Virginia District 3
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Nick J. Rahall * (D) 140,968  65  
 Richard R. Snuffer (R) 75,325  35  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

West Virginia Politics

Democratic Gov. Bob Wise is not seeking a second term after acknowledging an extramarital affair. Democratic Secretary of State Joe Manchin and Republican Monty Warner, a retired Army colonel turned developer, will square off in the November election.

Wise is the first governor not to seek re-election since the state Constitution was changed in 1970 to allow a sitting governor to serve a second consecutive term.

Wise was linked to Angela Mascia, who oversees European projects for the West Virginia Development Office.

Presidential candidates George Bush and John Kerry are both advertising in the Rust-Belt state, placing it in the limelight for the 2004 presidential election. Bush won West Virginia by 6 percentage points in 2000, becoming only the fourth Republican to do so since 1932.

In the 2002 elections, Democrat Sen. Jay Rockefeller easily brushed aside a challenge by Republican Jay Wolfe, a former state legislator who once campaigned with a human fetus in a jar.

Voters approved tax increment financing for local economic development.

Republicans increased their ranks in the House from 25 to 32, and upped their Senate margin from six seats to 10. It was the party's best showing since 1972.

--The Associated Press

       


Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: Gore with 72.0%
Republicans: Bush with 79.6%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 45.6%
Bush (R): 51.9%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 51.5%
Dole (R): 36.8%

Election Dates
Presidential/state primary
May 11, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 28
   Unpledged: 11
   Total: 39
Republican Delegates: 30
Electoral Votes: 5






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