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Joe Manchin Wins West Virginia Senate Seat

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Elections, Republicans, West Virginia

This one was close for a while, but Manchin started to pull away after he made some ads that targeted Obama and his health care bill. That apparently helped him with independents and moderate Dems. Here’s more from TPM: We now have a result in a key red state — where Democrats have been saved […]

November 2nd, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

McCain Wins Tennessee, Oklahoma and West Virginia

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia

No surprises here. A total of 23 electoral votes. Still…losing Pennsylvania was a killer. Tweet

November 4th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

TIME/CNN: Obama Leading In 4 Of 5 Bush 2004 States

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Polls, Virginia, West Virginia

The only good news here for McCain is that West Virginia is still in his corner. Still, that’s only a single digit lead and these are all states that Bush carried in 2004. Nevada: +5 Obama Obama 51% McCain 46% North Carolina: +4 Obama Obama 51% McCain 47% Ohio: +4 Obama Obama 50% McCain 46% […]

October 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Voting Machines In West Virginia Flip Votes From Obama To McCain

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Voting, West Virginia

Early voters are already reporting problems with these ridiculous machines. From the Charleston Gazette: WINFIELD – Three Putnam County voters say electronic voting machines changed their votes from Democrats to Republicans when they cast early ballots last week. This is the second West Virginia county where voters have reported this problem. Last week, three voters […]

October 21st, 2008 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

A New Electoral Reality: Obama 380, McCain 158

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, History, McCain, West Virginia

With West Virginia now being thrown into the toss-up column on Pollster.com and FiveThirtyEight, this is what it would look like if Obama won all the swing states. What’s more, if electoral history is any judge, the pickup of West Virginia wouldn’t necessarily be a surprise. Going back to the election of 1968, Dems have […]

October 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

SHOCK: Obama Up By 8 In West Virginia?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, West Virginia

Obama: 50% McCain: 42% Is this an outlier? Perhaps. But even if it is, the race is probably a lot closer to being tied than most think. The key here is Independents are breaking for Obama 50% to 38%. And I think, once again, that this shows the Palin pick doesn’t necessarily speak to “small […]

October 9th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Jon Stewart On West Virginia

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Comedy, Hillary, Race, Video, West Virginia

Ahhh Jon…it’s almost too easy… I hadn’t seen those interviews before, but seriously…wow. Gotta love that reasoning! Tweet

May 24th, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Sen. Robert Byrd Endorses Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, West Virginia

The former KKK member (a long, long, long time ago) and West Virginia senator sends a symbolic message to the Democrats in his state who vote overwhelmingly for Hillary. From WVGazette.com: “As people all across this great nation know, I have been one of the most outspoken opponents of the Bush administration’s misguided war in […]

May 19th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Clinton Wins West Virginia 2 To 1?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Video, West Virginia

That’s what the exit polls are suggesting and MSNBC just called it. If that holds up, she’ll get 19 delegates and he’ll get about 9. So +10 for her tonight is likely. By the way, if she got 75% of the remaining pledged delegates, she’d have to get 80% of the remaining superdelegates to catch […]

May 13th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Hillary: Obama Shouldn’t Get To Write Off West Virginia

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, West Virginia

Oh, you mean like when she wrote off all those caucus states post Super Tuesday? Or like the argument that because she’s winning the big states, that’s what matters? Or her popular vote argument? You mean trying to get away with stuff like that? Here’s the memo from Hillary’s camp: Given the attempts by our […]

May 13th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »