Category Archives: West Virginia

Tennessee, Arkansas, West Virginia Move to the Right in Presidential Politics; Alaska Veers Left

In 2008, Barack Obama defeated John McCain by 6.27%. Not all the results are official yet, but Obama’s victory margin shrank to 3.12% in 2012. In most states, Obama’s victory margin also changed. There are a handful of states where … Continue reading

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Former West Virginia Sheriff Faces 10 Years in Prison for Voter Fraud

Usually, voter fraud allegations are exaggerations or completely made-up. Lincoln County, West Virginia, is the exception to that. In the Democratic primary in May 2010, over 800 absentee ballots were requested, which is six times the normal number. As the … Continue reading

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West Virginia “Hick” Ad Remains Controversial for Some Reason

When I saw this ad a couple of days ago, I passed over it because it looked like three West Virginians talking politics, nothing to denigrate the people of that state. Yet the criticism for the ad continues because the casting … Continue reading

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West Virginia Lawmaker Wants To Ban Barbie

Democratic Delegate Jeff Eldridge of West Virginia has a proposal to ban Barbie. Yes, Barbie the Mattel doll. The text of the bill reads: Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia: That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, … Continue reading

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Republican Candidate Wants To Quit Race So Incumbent Can Take His Place

The Republican nominee for Secretary of State in West Virginia wants to quit the race. Charles Minimah wants to quit so that the Republican incumbent, Betty Ireland, can reenter. Ireland decided not to seek reelection because she wanted to care … Continue reading

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