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Ohio overwhelmingly rejects prescription drug initiative, Issue 2

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot issue, which aimed to control the price state agencies pay for prescription drugs. The Associated Press called the race at 8:18pm Tuesday. With 6.64% of precincts reporting, the vote currently stands at: 101,043 voting YES on the measure (20.48%) 392,263 voting NO on the measure (79.52%) The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act seeks to curb prescription drug prices paid by the state for prisoners, ...

Ohio passes crime victims’ rights law, Issue 1

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Ohio has passed Marsy’s Law, aimed at expanding the rights of victims of crime. The Associated Press called the race shortly after 8pm. With 9.18% of precincts reporting: 450,000 voted YES (83.51%) 88,842 voted NO (16.49%) Marsy’s Law for Ohio aims to expand crime victims’ rights to more closely match those of the accused. The campaign is part of a multi-state effort. The proposed constitutional amendment assures th...

Governor-Elect Jim Justice Appoints Two More To His Administration

Poll by Justice campaigns says he leads by 10 points Poll by Justice campaigns says he leads by 10 points
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Governor-elect Jim Justice has appointed two more to his administration. John Myers is tapped to serve as secretary of the department of Administration. Myers is currently the acting director of the West Virginia Lottery. Justice also announced the appointment of Tom Smith who will serve as the secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, as well as the commissioner of the Division of Highways. Smith has a background in engineering and experience with the Federal Hig...

Trump's Team Pushes Back Against Russia Hacking Report

Trump's Team Pushes Back Against Russia Hacking Report

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Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments concluding that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A senior U.S. official said the CIA has determined with "high confidence" that Moscow's interference in the presidential race was intended to help Trump. 

Trump Interjects Himself In Air Force One, Business Deals

Trump Interjects Himself In Air Force One, Business Deals

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 President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S. "We will defend American jobs. 

Green Party Drops Bid For Statewide Pennsylvania Recount

Green Party Drops Bid For Statewide Pennsylvania Recount

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The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. The decision came Saturday, two days before a court hearing in the case. Lawyers for the Green Party-backed voters who filed the case say they can't afford the $1 million bond ordered by the court by 5 p.m. Monday.

The Latest: Green Party's Stein Files For Wisconsin Recount

The Latest: Green Party's Stein Files For Wisconsin Recount

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Election officials estimate the effort will cost up to $1 million.

Police officer suspended after driving with Confederate flag

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A police officer has been suspended with pay after he was seen off-duty driving a pickup truck bearing a Confederate flag around a group protesting Republican Donald Trump’s election as president.

Grubhub CEO backtracks after asking Trump supporters to quit

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The co-founder of food delivery service Grubhub sent an email to all his employees suggesting that supporters of President-elect Donald Trump should resign, then issued a statement saying he welcomes all employees, regardless of their political beliefs.

5 arrested in Kentucky while protesting Trump's election

Five people have been arrested in Kentucky after demonstrators began protesting the election of Donald Trump as president.

Why does Ohio pick Presidential election winners?

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Why has Ohio voted for the presidential winner in 28 out of the last 30 elections? 13 news is working for you to find an answer.

Clinton on Pace to Win Popular Vote, Despite Losing Election

Clinton on Pace to Win Popular Vote, Despite Losing Election

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite losing Tuesday's presidential election, Hillary Clinton appears to be on pace to win the popular vote, an ironic twist in an election in which her opponent repeatedly said the system was rigged against him. Just two days before Election Day, Republican businessman Donald Trump tweeted: "The Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy." As it turns out, without the Electoral College, Trump probably wouldn't be the president-elect.

Donald Trump Wins US Election

Donald Trump Wins US Election

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Donald J. Trump has been declared as the winner of the 2016 presidential race. Trump beat Clinton in a historic battle, with Trump receiving ___ votes and Clinton receiving ___ votes in the electoral college. Donald Trump won the state of ___, which put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win the election. Trump won the election despite being down in projections as recently as Tuesday afternoon.

Trump vows to unify a deeply divided nation

Trump vows to unify a deeply divided nation

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By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to unify a deeply divided nation, having scored a stunning victory backed by extraordinary support from working-class America. The tough-talking New York billionaire claimed victories in the nation's premier battleground states, but his appeal across the industrial Midwest - Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in particular - sealed a victory that defied pre-election polls and ever...

Google Searches for "One Way Ticket to Canada" Rise 1,7000%

Google Searches for "One Way Ticket to Canada" Rise 1,700%

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Google searches for "one way ticket to Canada" has risen by 1,700% & "how to immigrate to Canada" 1,200% in the last two hours. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has taken key Swing State races in Ohio and Florida. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed Virginia and Colorado.  Canada's Immigration website also crashed. Stay with 13News for election updates.

Jim Justice Wins WV Governor's Race

Jim Justice Wins WV Governor's Race

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Democratic billionaire businessman Jim Justice has been elected West Virginia's next governor.      The coal and agriculture magnate defeated Republican state Senate President Bill Cole to keep the office in Democratic control. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has reached his two-consecutive-term limit.      Justice, West Virginia's wealthiest resident, spoke in largely general terms about his ability to find outside-the-box answers to bring jobs to the struggling s...

Trump Shows Remarkable Strength in Battleground States

Trump Showing Remarkable Strength in Battleground States

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By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump captured crucial victories over Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, showing remarkable strength in three of the nation's most fiercely fought battleground states in an unexpectedly tight race for the presidency. Clinton carried Virginia and Colorado, as well as California, the nation's largest prize. With a handful of other states still undecided, neither candidate had clea...

Perdue Takes West Virginia Treasurer Race

Perdue Takes West Virginia Treasurer Race

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John Perdue has won his sixth term as West Virginia treasurer. The Democrat held off a challenge from Republican Charleston bank lender Ann Urling on Tuesday night. Perdue is West Virginia's longest-serving state treasurer. He was first elected in 1996. No Republican has served as state treasurer since Ronald Pearson was appointed in 1975 after Democrat John H. Kelly resigned. Pearson lost an election bid the following year. A Republican hasn't been elected treasurer since 1928. ...

Trump Wins Another Key Battleground State

Trump Wins Another Key Battleground State

Donald Trump supporters believe he can wage a comeback Donald Trump supporters believe he can wage a comeback
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Donald Trump has won the key battleground state of Florida. Trump on Tuesday was awarded 29 electoral votes. He now has 197 electoral votes. His Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton has 131. Both candidates have spent an extraordinary amount of time in Florida, one of the most important prizes on the map. Trump calls Florida his "second home" and his campaign acknowledged that a win there is vital to his White House hopes. Barack Obama captured the Sunshine State in both ...

Trump Wins Florida

Trump Wins Florida

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Donald Trump has won the key battleground state of Florida. Trump on Tuesday was awarded 29 electoral votes. He now has 197 electoral votes. His Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton has 131. Both candidates have spent an extraordinary amount of time in Florida, one of the most important prizes on the map. Trump calls Florida his "second home" and his campaign acknowledged that a win there is vital to his White House hopes. Barack Obama captured the Sunshine State in both ...

Mooney Defeats Hunt in WV's 2nd District Battle

Mooney Defeats Hunt in WV's 2nd District Battle

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Republican Congressman Alex Mooney has been re-elected in West Virginia's 2nd District over Democrat Mark Hunt. The 45-year-old Mooney, first elected in 2014 after moving from Maryland to Charles Town, is a former analyst for the House Republican Conference. The district stretches from Charleston to the Eastern Panhandle. Mooney is a former Maryland state senator and Maryland Republican Party chairman. He won the West Virginia seat in the House when incumbent Republican Shelley Moo...

McCuskey Becomes First Republican Auditor in Nearly 100 Years

McCuskey Becomes First Republican Auditor in Nearly 100 Years

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JB McCuskey has become the first Republican elected as West Virginia's auditor in 88 years.      McCuskey defeated auditor's office employee Mary Ann Claytor on Tuesday night, denying her bid to become the first black elected to a statewide office in West Virginia.      McCuskey is an attorney who served two terms in the House of Delegates. He ran unopposed in the GOP primary in May.      Six-term incumbent Glen Gainer III, a Democrat, step...

Morrisey Wins WV Attorney General's Race

Morrisey Wins WV Attorney General's Race

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West Virginia Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has fended off a multimillion-dollar challenge to win his re-election.      Morrisey clinched a second term by defeating Democratic House Delegate Doug Reynolds.      Morrisey was fueled by about $6.8 million in outside TV ads by the Republican Attorneys General Association. The messaging sought to lump Reynolds in with Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.      Morrisey toute...

Evan Jenkins Defeats Detch for 3rd District Seat in Congress

Evan Jenkins Defeats Detch for 3rd District Seat in Congress

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Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins has been re-elected to a second term over Democrat Matt Detch for the 3rd District seat in Congress.      The 56-year-old Jenkins spent 20 years in the state legislature and defeated incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall two years ago.      Jenkins is from Huntington. The district contains the southern third of the state.      He is an attorney and former executive director of the West Virginia State Medical Association. A...

Clinton gets big "G" gender gap as fewer men vote Democrat

Clinton gets big "G" gender gap as fewer men vote Democrat

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By NANCY BENAC and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's quest to become the first woman president produced a gender gap with a capital "G'' - but the non-college-educated white men flocking to Donald Trump had a lot to do with it. Tuesday's election was on track to produce one of the largest gender gaps since 1972, when the first national exit poll was taken. The gender gap for Clinton - the difference between the number of men who voted for her a...

Trump, Clinton Begin Winning Several States as Results Come In

Trump, Clinton Begin Winning Several States as Results Come In

MOst recent composite poll shows Clinton's lead at 2.4% MOst recent composite poll shows Clinton's lead at 2.4%
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Donald Trump has won Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska while Hillary Clinton has won New York and Illinois. Trump also on Tuesday won two of Nebraska's congressional districts. In the state that awards by congressional district, one remains too close to call. Trump was awarded Texas' 38 electoral votes, the second-largest prize on the map. He also won six from Kansas, four from his victories in Nebraska and three apiece from Wyoming, North Dakota and So...

Computer problem causes delay in Greenbrier

Computer problem causes delay in Greenbrier

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An elections clerk says a computer problem is delaying vote counting in Greenbrier County. Greenbrier County elections clerk Paula Dunford said Tuesday night the computer that reads and tallies votes "bit the dust." She says officials are working to have another computer brought in, meaning that the vote count in Greenbrier County will be delayed "probably a couple hours."

Polls Suggest Clinton Struggling with White Voters

Polls Suggest Clinton Struggling with White Voters

Clinton campaign promises fight for West Virginia Clinton campaign promises fight for West Virginia
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Exit polls conducted by Edison Research for national media outlets suggest Hillary Clinton is still struggling with white voters who have put Georgia in the Republican column for every presidential election but one since 1980. Exit polls in Virginia show Clinton and Republican Donald Trump split white Virginia voters with college degrees. In North Carolina, Trump apparently won a slight majority of college-educated whites. But in Georgia, whites with college degrees sided with Trump ...

Donald Trump Wins Alabama

Donald Trump Wins Alabama

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Donald Trump has won Alabama and its nine electoral votes after Sen. Jeff Sessions endorsed the billionaire candidate. That brings Trump's total in the Electoral College to 60 votes, to Clinton's 44 votes. It takes 270 votes to win the presidency. The results continue the state's streak of voting for Republicans every presidential election since 1980.

It's tight into the night: Will Florida, NC, Ohio decide?

It's tight into the night: Will Florida, NC, Ohio decide?

MOst recent composite poll shows Clinton's lead at 2.4% MOst recent composite poll shows Clinton's lead at 2.4%
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By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - America's ugly and unpredictable presidential election barreled toward the finish Tuesday night, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fighting for Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, three of the nation's most competitive states. Clinton, a fixture in American politics for decades, was hoping to become the first woman to serve as commander in chief. She faced stiff competition from Trump, the billionaire businessman w...

Defiant into final day, Trump warns of election fraud

Defiant into final day, Trump warns of election fraud

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By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump refused on Tuesday to say whether he would accept the election results, injecting new drama into the final day of a turbulent election season. The Republican presidential nominee also continued to raise doubts about the integrity of the election system, warning of possible voter fraud as his campaign sought an investigation into early voting hours in battleground Nevada. While familiar charges from an un...

Former President George W. Bush Doesn’t Vote For Trump Or Hillary

Former President George W. Bush Doesn’t Vote For Trump Or Hillary

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman says former President George W. Bush did not vote for Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton. Freddy Ford says the most recent Republican president voted “none of the above for president and Republican down-ballot.” That means Bush voted for Republicans in congressional and local races. It’s not a complete surprise. The Bush family includes the two most recent Republican presidents but neither endorsed nor campaigned...

Count begins: Trump takes Indiana, Kentucky; Clinton Vermont

Count begins: Trump takes Indiana, Kentucky; Clinton Vermont

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By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - America's ugly and unpredictable presidential election neared the finish Tuesday, with voters finally deciding between Democrat Hillary Clinton, hoping to become the first woman to serve as commander in chief, and Republican Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman who tapped into a searing strain of economic populism. Clinton appeared to have multiple paths to triumph, while Trump needed to prevail in most of the c...

Donald Trump Wins West Virginia

Donald Trump Wins West Virginia

Donald Trump has a 49 to 31 percent advantage over Clinton in WV Donald Trump has a 49 to 31 percent advantage over Clinton in WV
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Donald Trump has secured an expected victory over Hillary Clinton in coal-focused West Virginia. The billionaire businessman was fueled by his vow to largely defy economic forecasts by bringing back coal jobs. The state was one of Trump's strongest in the Republican primary. Clinton lost the Democratic primary to Bernie Sanders in West Virginia. Republicans have focused on Clinton's comments that she'll "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." She was...

Divides in Race, Gender, and Education Keep Two Southern State Presidential Elections Close

Divides in Race, Gender, and Education Keep Two Southern State Presidential Elections Close

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Vast divides of race, gender and education are keeping the presidential race in two tightly fought southern states close shortly after polls close. In both Virginia and Georgia, about 9 in 10 black voters and two-thirds of Hispanics backed Clinton, while most whites backed Trump. That's according to exit polls conducted by Edison Research for national media outlets. In Georgia, large majorities of whites with and without college degrees backed Trump. In Virginia those two groups di...

Trump Wins Kentucky and Indiana, while Clinton Wins Vermont

Trump Wins Kentucky and Indiana, while Clinton Wins Vermont

Early voting end in WV November 5th Early voting end in WV November 5th
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Republican Donald Trump has won Kentucky and Indiana while Democrat Hillary Clinton has won Vermont. Trump was awarded Kentucky's eight electoral votes and Indiana's 11. Vermont gives Clinton three. These are the first states to be decided Tuesday in the 2016 general election. The wins were expected. Vermont has voted for a Democrat every election since 1988, while Kentucky has gone Republican every cycle since 2000. Indiana is normally a Republican stronghold but went for Preside...

Facebook Partners with WOWK for WV Election Day Coverage

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Mark will be live on the WOWK 13 News Facebook Page from 12:45 - 1 PM on Tuesday, November 8th 2016 talking about the elections in West Virginia.

Competitive Race for WV Congressional District 2 Video included

Congressional District 2 could be competitive Congressional District 2 could be competitive
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45 Year old Republican Congressman Alex Mooney is serving his first term in Washington, DC. He believes he has the experience to go back. "I mean that if you believe personal responsibility, lower taxes and the opportunity to have free market competition, so that we can bring jobs to our state is the way to go, then I'm your guy," said U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, (R) West Virginia - Dist. 2. Opposing him is the Democrat, attorney Mark Hunt. He served 14 years in the West Virgin...

Election day expectations by county

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KANAWHA COUNTY: Early voting tally: 14,276 While Kanawha County didn't set an early voting record this year, Clerk Vera McCormick says they did see higher numbers than usual for a presidential election year. The 2008 presidential election holds the record for highest number of early voters for Kanawha County totaling almost 16,000. Election day expectations: 60,000 voters Peak hours: Early morning and between 3-4 p.m. Voting rules and reminders: No campaigning within 300 feet of ...

Unofficial early voting numbers show record turnout for West Virginia

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Early voting ended on November 5, 2016 and according to the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office unofficial numbers, turnout for the mountain state was a record high. 

Second-to-Last Day of Early Voting Very Busy Video included

One more day of Early Voting: Saturday Nov. 5th One more day of Early Voting: Saturday Nov. 5th
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Once again lines were long at the Kanawha County Clerk's office where over 12 thousand people have early voted over nine days. Most tell us they love the convenience. "Well I'm off today and I have other obligations on Election Day, so I thought I'd come early," said Jamin Miller, an early voter. "I just wanted to make sure I got my vote in early so I didn't have to fight the polls Tuesday morning," said Kristie Newman, an early voter. But others have different ...

The Undecideds: They're out there, and so very conflicted

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After all the sound, fury, fact, fallacy, bluster and blarney of the 2016 presidential campaign, there still are undecided voters out there. Really. And they're not just people who've buried their heads in the sand. Some thoughtful people just do not know what to do with the choices they've been given, yet are determined to exercise their right to vote. "I'm just really trying to completely think this through," says Peter Schroeder, a fulltime stu...

Justice Says 4 Mines Reopening; Cole Calls it Political Ploy

Justice Says 4 Mines Reopening; Cole Calls it Political Ploy

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice says four metallurgical coal mines in southern West Virginia are reopening and will put 375 people to work. The Register-Herald reports Justice made the announcement Thursday, saying his company, Justice Corp., estimates it has already filled about a third of the jobs. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole called the announcement, which came a less than a week before the general election, a political ploy to gain votes....

West Virginia Advocates working to make sure polling places meet ADA standards Video included

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Throughout the year many polling locations do not meet the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for access to polling locations.
But come election day many bring in temporary fixes so they do not break federal law.

One Week to Go in WV Campaign 2016 Video included

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They were 'Dialing for Voters" at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Charleston Tuesday, backing a mostly Democratic slate of candidates. Just one week before Election Day, they are encouraging people not to wait; and to vote early instead. "Well we are getting out the vote. We are making thousands of calls over the past few weeks, to encourage people to go out and vote," said Stacey Ruckle, of the West Virginia AFL-CIO. Republicans are doing similar phone banking, along wit...

In Dem's race for Congress, cloning attempt goes unmentioned

A father who once made a desperate attempt to clone his deceased son gives West Virginia Democrats their best shot at reclaiming a seat in Congress.

National Groups, Rich Candidates Top West Virginia Spending

National Groups, Rich Candidates Top West Virginia Spending

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West Virginia's wealthy candidates poured money into their races during the past month, while the national association of Republican attorneys general spent $2.83 million trying to keep Patrick Morrisey in office. The group previously paid $3.4 million for ads backing Morrisey, West Virginia's first-term attorney general, against Huntington businessman and state delegate Doug Reynolds. Morrisey's own campaign filing shows about $133,000 contributed last month and $710,000 spent. Re...

2016 General Election Sample Ballots

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Here are sample ballots from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio for the 2016 General Election.

Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils wife's campaign over ethics

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A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president's business ventures and fundraising for the family's charities.

The Political Strategy of Early Voting Video included

The strategy of early voting The strategy of early voting
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Ollie and Linda Watson have been married 24 years and are just coming from early voting. They do every thing together, and with their minds made up it was simply time to vote. "We were decided on everything just about, and so we're doing fine with it," said Ollie Watson, an early voter. "I'm sick of it [the campaign]. I want it over with." said Linda Watson, and early voter And once a vote is cast early, it can't be changed. That's like money in the bank for can...

Early Voting Begins in West Virginia Video included

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Early voting has begun in West Virginia for the November 8 election.  

Clendenin Voting

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It's two-weeks before election day in West Virginia and after the flooding that happened back in June in the Clendenin area. Some residents such as Sug says at this time, voting is not at the top of their list. "Well I'm kinda weary about it because the election is not their top priority right now which with me I'm back in business here I'm back to normal but the residents aren't back to normal." The flooding has made some of the locals doubt what their political leaders c...

Judge orders West Virginia clerk to register voters online

A federal judge has ordered a West Virginia county clerk to process online voter registrations.

Democrats, GOP Think Trump Could Cost House Seats

Democrats, GOP Think Trump Could Cost House Seats

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina restaurant and described his pathway to a 13th term in Congress. "We've got to get everybody out to vote," the Florida Republican told supporters last week. "Don't let it get caught up in any of the other races or issues." That seemed code for Donald Trump, whose flagging, insult-hurling GOP presidential run carries mixed bl...

WV Secretary of State Sounds Off on Donald Trump 'Rigged Election' Comments

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Natalie Tennant, West Virginia Secretary of State, responded to Donald Trump's recent remarks about how he feels this year's presidential election is rigged at the candidates forum in Beckley on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  

Judge: Ohioans cut from voter list can cast November ballots

A judge has ruled that Ohio voters who were improperly removed from the swing state's registration list can cast ballots in the presidential election.

Video: Dem activist bragged about disrupting Trump rallies

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Conservative activist James O'Keefe has released secretly recorded, selectively edited video footage that includes a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at rallies held by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Email: Clinton campaign sought to cancel Wall Street speech

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Hillary Clinton's campaign asked former President Bill Clinton to cancel a planned speech to a Wall Street investment firm last year because of concerns that the Clintons might appear to be too cozy with Wall Street just as the former secretary of state was about to announce her White House bid, newly released emails show. Clinton aides say in hacked emails released Friday by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks that Hillary Clinton did...

WikiLeaks emails reveal Clinton campaign's strategy to woo "needy Latinos"

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The latest batch of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, released by WikiLeaks reveal the ego-stroking and horse-trading involved in courting top supporters According to CBS News, one 2015 email entitled, “Needy Latinos,” Podesta urged Clinton to call former Energy Secretary Fedrico Pena, who is “close to committing but carrying some baggage,” and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, “notwith...

Police chief vows to punish officers in Trump caps

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A police chief is vowing to discipline more than a dozen officers seen in a Donald Trump campaign video wearing "Make America Great Again" caps while in uniform.

McConnell, Trump hesitate on coal miners' pensions

Two of the Republican Party's top leaders have hesitated to support a bill that would preserve the pensions and health care benefits for thousands of retired union coal miners.

Deadline to Register to Vote in OH and KY is on Tuesday

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Tuesday October 11th is the deadline to register to vote in Ohio.  The Secretary of State's website has a list of places where people can register to vote. Once you register to vote you can check your voting information online at this site. In Kentucky you must send in your voter registration application by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The deadline to register to vote in West Virginia is October 18th. 

Jim Justice owes $15 Million, according to NPR Video included

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An investigation conducted by National Public Radio, says West Virginia businessman Jim Justice owes 15 million dollars in fines and back taxes. 

West Virginia hopefuls for governor slated for 1st debate

West Virginia's Democratic and Republican nominees for governor will face off in their first head-to-head debate.

Attorney general to Trump Foundation: Stop fundraising in NY

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The New York attorney general's office has ordered Donald Trump's charitable foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state.

Clinton backs bill to protect benefits for ex-coal miners

Hillary Clinton is supporting a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for former coal miners and their families.

Clinton looks to steal Trump thunder with VP pick

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Hillary Clinton moved closer to introducing her running mate Friday, snatching attention from newly crowned Republican nominee Donald Trump just hours after he closed out his convention with a fiery and foreboding turn at the podium. Crews were still sweeping confetti from the GOP convention floor as the Clinton campaign signaled an announcement was coming soon. In a tweet Friday morning, her team urged supporters to text the campaign to get first word. Virginia Sen...

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  • Governor-Elect Jim Justice Appoints Two More To His Administration

    Governor-Elect Jim Justice Appoints Two More To His Administration

    Saturday, January 14 2017 5:34 PM EST2017-01-14 22:34:24 GMT
    Poll by Justice campaigns says he leads by 10 pointsPoll by Justice campaigns says he leads by 10 points

    Governor-elect Jim Justice has appointed two more to his administration. John Myers is tapped to serve as secretary of the department of Administration. Myers is currently the acting director of the West Virginia Lottery. Justice also announced the appointment of Tom Smith who will serve as the secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, as well as the commissioner of the Division of Highways. Smith has a background in engineering and experience with the Federal Hig...

    Governor-elect Jim Justice has appointed two more to his administration. John Myers is tapped to serve as secretary of the department of Administration. Myers is currently the acting director of the West Virginia Lottery. Justice also announced the appointment of Tom Smith who will serve as the secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, as well as the commissioner of the Division of Highways. Smith has a background in engineering and experience with the Federal Hig...

  • Jim Justice Wins WV Governor's Race

    Jim Justice Wins WV Governor's Race

    Jim Justice Wins WV Governor's Race

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 4:04 AM EST2016-11-09 09:04:14 GMT
    Democratic billionaire businessman Jim Justice has been elected West Virginia's next governor.      The coal and agriculture magnate defeated Republican state Senate President Bill Cole to keep the office in Democratic control. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has reached his two-consecutive-term limit.      Justice, West Virginia's wealthiest resident, spoke in largely general terms about his ability to find outside-the-box answers to bring jobs to the struggling s...
    Democratic billionaire businessman Jim Justice has been elected West Virginia's next governor.      The coal and agriculture magnate defeated Republican state Senate President Bill Cole to keep the office in Democratic control. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has reached his two-consecutive-term limit.      Justice, West Virginia's wealthiest resident, spoke in largely general terms about his ability to find outside-the-box answers to bring jobs to the struggling s...
  • Perdue Takes West Virginia Treasurer Race

    Perdue Takes West Virginia Treasurer Race

    Perdue Takes West Virginia Treasurer Race

    Wednesday, November 9 2016 12:16 AM EST2016-11-09 05:16:33 GMT
    John Perdue has won his sixth term as West Virginia treasurer. The Democrat held off a challenge from Republican Charleston bank lender Ann Urling on Tuesday night. Perdue is West Virginia's longest-serving state treasurer. He was first elected in 1996. No Republican has served as state treasurer since Ronald Pearson was appointed in 1975 after Democrat John H. Kelly resigned. Pearson lost an election bid the following year. A Republican hasn't been elected treasurer since 1928. ...
    John Perdue has won his sixth term as West Virginia treasurer. The Democrat held off a challenge from Republican Charleston bank lender Ann Urling on Tuesday night. Perdue is West Virginia's longest-serving state treasurer. He was first elected in 1996. No Republican has served as state treasurer since Ronald Pearson was appointed in 1975 after Democrat John H. Kelly resigned. Pearson lost an election bid the following year. A Republican hasn't been elected treasurer since 1928. ...



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    Man Found Dead Of Suspected Overdose At Marmet Kroger Identified

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:05 PM EST2017-11-19 04:05:33 GMT

    On November 17, 2017, at approximately 6:45 pm, Kanawha County Detectives were requested to assist the Marmet Police Department with investigating a suspicious death on the Kroger’s parking lot in Marmet. 

    On November 17, 2017, at approximately 6:45 pm, Kanawha County Detectives were requested to assist the Marmet Police Department with investigating a suspicious death on the Kroger’s parking lot in Marmet. 

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    A downed power pole on Corridor G near Fledderjohn Road has traffic and street lights out. A live power line is currently draped across Corridor G and has traffic shut down in both north and south bound lanes. AEP and law enforcement are currently on scene and in route to handle the situation. We have a crew in route and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available. 
    A downed power pole on Corridor G near Fledderjohn Road has traffic and street lights out. A live power line is currently draped across Corridor G and has traffic shut down in both north and south bound lanes. AEP and law enforcement are currently on scene and in route to handle the situation. We have a crew in route and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available. 
  • UPDATE: 3 Wanted in Major West Virginia Heroin Trafficking Bust Now In Custody

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    West Virginia has worst overdose death rate in the nation.West Virginia has worst overdose death rate in the nation.

    PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF), with assistance from the FBI, concluded a year-long investigation involving the trafficking of heroin into the Wood County area. According to a release from the Parkersburg Police Department, at approximately 6 a.m. Friday, an operation to arrest 18 people involved in this investigation began. This operation was conducted in three states, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Marietta, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan. As a res...

    PARKERSBURG, WV (WOWK) - The Parkersburg Narcotics Task Force (PNTF), with assistance from the FBI, concluded a year-long investigation involving the trafficking of heroin into the Wood County area. According to a release from the Parkersburg Police Department, at approximately 6 a.m. Friday, an operation to arrest 18 people involved in this investigation began. This operation was conducted in three states, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Marietta, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan. As a res...

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