Breaking news: West Virginia Governor election coverage
October 4, 2011
Charleston, WV: The polls in the election for the next Governor of West Virginia have closed and the unofficial results are beginning to roll in. Yesterday, Public Policy Polling gave incumbent Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin just a one point lead over Republican challenger Bill Maloney - a prediction that seemed, as the first results trickled in, to have been eerily accurate. But as more precincts report their totals, that seems to be less and less the case. Although Maloney's numbers have spiked once or twice, Tomblin maintained a 5 point lead or better throughout most of the evening. When the Associated Press declared Tomblin the winner, he had a 3% lead over Maloney.
|Governor of West Virginia, 2011|
|Democratic||Earl Ray Tomblin Incumbent||49.6%||149,202|
|Mountain Party||Bob Henry Baber||2%||6,083|
|American Third Position||Harry Bertram||0.4%||1,111|
|Write-In||Donald Lee Underwood||0%||54|
|Write-In||John R. "Rick" Bartlett||0%||27|
|Election Results Via: West Virginia Secretary of State|
With 1,446 of the precincts reporting, Tomblin holds a 3 point lead over Maloney, who currently trails by 6,997 votes. The Associated Press has named Tomblin the projected winner, according to the Huffington Post.
55% of the unofficial results are in, and Tomblin continues to hold off Maloney. His lead has dipped to 5 points, as Maloney picked up support from the Eastern Panhandle.
With 31% of the precincts reporting, Tomblin is holding a 8 point lead over Maloney. The incumbent is strong in rural counties but lags a bit in Maloney's hometown of Morgantown.
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