Does West Virginia law MANDATE that ALL elections for their federal representatives, no matter the situation, MUST be first selected in a primary election, before being submitted to the voters in general??
Or, is no such mandate in the law, or is it there with exceptions that would cover a special election??
If so, then the GOP should DEMAND (in court if needed) a general, special “party-line” election, with the parties themselves deciding the nomination of their candidates.
That's what was done in NY-23. The parties selected the candidates.