Tuesday, May 10, 2016

West Virginia heads to the primary election polls Tuesday

(AP) — West Virginians are casting ballots in a primary election with presidential contests, a Democratic showdown for governor and a winner-take-all state Supreme Court race.

Election Day polls opened Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Ten days of early voting produced record turnout.

Independent voters — those not registered with the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Mountain Party — can pick their ballot.

Donald Trump leads the Republican ballot as the presumptive nominee.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders top the Democratic ballot.

Jim Justice, Booth Goodwin and Jeff Kessler are fighting for the Democratic bid for governor. Republican Bill Cole has no primary opponent.


The Supreme Court race includes incumbent Justice Brent Benjamin, Darrell McGraw, Bill Wooton, Beth Walker and Wayne King. The race is decided without a runoff.