Skip to comments.RESULTS: WV Special Election For Governor
Posted on 10/04/2011 5:38:34 PM PDT by mandaladon
114 of 1,883 precincts - 6 percent
Earl Ray Tomblin, Dem 18,730 - 50 percent
Bill Maloney, GOP 17,521 - 46 percent
Bob Henry Baber, Mnt 962 - 3 percent
Marla Ingels, Ind 342 - 1 percent
Harry Bertram, Oth 167 - 0 percent
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Well, guys. This does not surprise me. I am from Southeast Ohio (across the river) and I know West Virginia. It is a blue state at a local level. Local democrats tend to be very socially conservative. But West Virginia’s electoral votes will not go to Barack Obama next year.
I hope you are right that it is not an indicator but in spite of all evidence, all the hard facts of what is being done; those people are still voting dem. Unbelievable!
No, 2012 is not going to be a cake walk. Personally, I’m expecting violence during the election.
It is...every man/woman for themselves. We can’t fix stupid.
Story of the election:
6200 margin in Logan alone. If Logan with 7k voters went 55-45, That’s 4000 more voters.
Logan was the difference here.
From 30 points down to 4. 52-48 isn’t a bad result. Can’t win ‘em all. :(
YC...Sarah is not running...
Very sorry for the American's in occupied West Virginia.
Do you know something I don’t ? It sounds like she is getting ready to enter based on reports earlier today.
I don’t see why she wouldn’t.
WV GOP is a waste of time. Just as with the last Senatorial election, had it not been for the candidate’s own personal wealth, there would have been NO campaign.
Someone up-thread said it was a lack of grass roots organization that hurts the WV GOP. IMO, that’s a crock! The WV GOP hierarchy is corrupt through and through. Just look at the way the “primary” was run in ‘08. In ‘10, they ran a life-long RAT who switched parties earlier that year (he was POed at the Rats because he got primaried out in a judicial race in ‘08) to run against Rahall.
Sickening. The Democrats should not be able to win and election anywhere, but especially in a coal state.
They didn’t vote for Zer0 and last I checked, the WV Governor has no vote in DC.
I really don't know. I wish I did. West Virginians are just used to voting Democrat and don't really seem to associate their Democrats with the national party.
Unions...they disgust me. Theyve manage to drive out and shut down industry in this country and they apparently are in it to do the same to the Owners of the coal mines.
Well Outlaw Woman, I agree with your every word. I detest unions and consider their destruction one of the most important things we can do for this nation. The private sector unions are committing suicide slowly anyway, but the corrupt public sector unions need to be eliminated. I didn't like Chris Christie much, but the one thing I thought he could bring to the race is a direct, frontal attack against these awful public sector unions which are really the backbone of the modern Democratic Party.
That tells me that the only thing that will snap them out of it is a complete collapse.
Greece has collapsed. The party in power now is the socialists and they continue winning elections. And you know what? Near half the people in that craphole of a country are furious that the socialists aren't leftwing enough. What does that tell you? I don't know if a total collapse is coming, but I sure wouldn't count on Americans doing the right thing in 2012. Think about this. FDR failed miserably all through the 30's. His policies kept us in depression for a decade. Yet despite his absolute failure as an economic president, the people still voted for him over and over and over again.
headline: WV gives vote of confidence to Obama
I might also add, it was the WV GOP that gave the nation McNuts in ‘10.
I see. There are a lot of twists and turns left.
Right and wrong. WV's Governor may not "vote" in D.C., but WV's Governor has the 10th Amendment to take care of WV's own AGAINST D.C.
Your comments are absolutely spot on...and depressing. We that can see all of this best be preparing for the collapse. I have my stock, I have my guns, I have my fishing poles and I have my family; if my fellow citizens want to live in bondage so be it. I will NEVER.
Let me just add, that since all this started, I’m now making less than 9K annually, and that is scrounging for work, but refuse to look to my fellow citizen for handouts. I’d rather eat dirt. Government is not the answer...it is the problem.
See? My deaf dumb and blind comment still holds true... ;)
No Mike. Polls show that WV is one of the most pro-Palin states. WV dems win because the in-state system is corrupt and they control every district in the state. On the national level the people finally get a chance to have a vote that counts. They literally overwhelm the local control. Too many conservatives simply assume that the democrat is going to win and don’t bother to vote. Just look at the numbers in this election.
Nope. Read the link and see how the corrupt GOP state leaders pulled that off. It WASN’T the voters.
thank you Nan, love ya
Thats why I said Palin would win WV by 15%. maybe even more. This election means nothing nationally.
well, the smartest ones are...the rest are retarded.
Hey, Nan. Long time.
You're pretty much the backbone of America. Right thinking, common sense, rugged individualist - I wish we had more like you.
Your comments are absolutely spot on...and depressing. We that can see all of this best be preparing for the collapse.
Well, it is very difficult to tell if we are really nearing a collapse. I do think we are perhaps entering a pre-revolutionary period, and unfortunately you just never know how such a thing will turn out. Hope for the best, prepare for the first. Never forget, things looked grim in the 70's. The West was in deep decline, but along came Reagan and Thatcher. So who knows, but I share your concern that we may be too far gone to recover without major national trauma.
nothing personal but there are apparently a slim majority of sorry assed white folks in West Virginia
no wonder ya’ll left Ol Virginny
in Mississippi whites vote almost 90% GOP and unlike you guys we actually endured Union armies and Yankee and Carpetbagger occupation which contrary to NeoYankees propaganda today was not much fun
You good West Virginians need to kick some ass...unbelievablke
is there something in the water north of the Ohio?
Ya left out that Virginny voted FOR Zer0!
Today's election is a disappointment. It was a special election and is for 14 months only. I hope that Malony will run against the logan Co. mobster next time. Malony was a great campaigner. One of the best I've seen. He must have spent a small fortune though. He blitzed the airways and mail every day for a month or more. We won't give up the fight.
Hey Roccus. How’s the world treatin’ you?
The world’s treating me fine. This old body though.........
Don’t forget, the sales tax on groceries comes down another % in Jan. ;)
headline: WV gives vote of confidence to Obama
Headline: Former racist WV hayseeds enlightened, elect Democrat Governor, Obama Bounce continues
Smart enough NOT to vote for Zer0 though.....unlike MD.
Really? I had not heard about that. Probably because I don’t watch the local news TV. I’m sure there are many things that I miss that goes on around the state. I’m pretty focused on what our Tea Party is doing at any given time. We’ve been deep into the redistricting fiasco and the attempt to slap a toll on Rt 35 into perpituity. We are suing over the redistricting. Mason Co. has not had direct representation for 40 years. And it is the county with the most potential in the state. On the river, rails, power plants, history and mystery.
And President Harding sent the U.S. Army into the West Virginia coal fields to put down the Blair Mountain marchers on behalf of the mine owners too. Lots of grandfathers and great-grandfathers never forgot this.
You might wanna re-think that thought, sweetie!
(You know I luv ya, but I really think she's in.)
LOL. Yep, we didn’t vote for the “won”.
Hey Roccus, have you been to P.P.lately? We have a lot of good tourist things going now. Battle Days coming up this weekend. I’ll be there in full costume. If you haven’t seen the murals on the flood wall at the River Front Park, they are a “must” see. Stunning to say the least. Also the River Museum is awesome too.
11 months ago, Manchin (D) won by 10%, by around 53,000 votes.
The Democrat now wins by 3%, around 8,000 votes.
Every month the GOP narrows the advantage the Dems have over them by party registration. A gap of 306,000 11 months ago to now 294,000.
The trend is our friend here.
Doesn’t that seem a little odd to people? 90% of the vote is about as common as a gold nugget in a cowpie. Any funny stuff going on there?
Our little Tea party of ROMEOs lost three this year....so far. We may not accomplish much, but we sure do bi*@h and scream a lot. IRS came and shut down our coffee shop, so meetings have been catch as catch can lately.
Yes. We are not going to put up with it many more years. The Tea Parties are working now at the local level. It will take time, but we are serious about changing things, even if we have to start with dog catcher and work our way up.
Of course there was funny stuff going on. It’s tradition.
What! How could they shut down your coffee shop? We meet at the Henderson Community center.
Not just the Army, but the Army Air Corps also.
Appalachia was also the site of another armed insurrection that brought out the US Army, the Whiskey Rebellion.
WV history is extremely interesting. I bought those VHS tapes on WV History from PBS. They are great. The people in this little state have really suffered a lot of outside trauma. It’s strange that it would be that way because they are people who wanted to be left alone to live their lives in their beloved mountains.
I’m driving less and less lately. Haven’t even been up to Clarksbrg since last Dec. Didn’t even make my annual fishing trip to Woodrum Lake in Jackson this year. Fortunately, I’ve got two lakes within 20 min drive, but that heat wave with the humidity kept me close to the AC this summer. Now that things have cooled down, I’m trying to get caught up (when my back lets me) on maintenance I couldn’t do earlier. I gotta re-set one of the piers under my deck, but I’m thinkin’ I may just pay some mister to do it.
Something about taxes....heh-heh
While I agree with you that there are some parallels between the 70’s and now; Carter was simply stupid. The madman occupying the WH now is intent on crashing our country. There is no question that he is a radical intent on making this great nation pay for the perceived slights that he believes this country is responsible for.
In other words, we have an enemy ‘within’ now. He has his ‘appointed’ minions to carry out the most radical, anti-american policies in the history of our nation. That in addition to the markets crashing all point to a collapse. So, imho (very humble) we are indeed headed for a complete collapse.
So we prepare for the worst but indeed, hope for the best. I’m fortunate because I live in a rural area and have everything I need to survive. I don’t want to be a ‘rugged individualist’. I want to be able to make a living, live in my home and get by and have peace but it doesn’t look like that is an option anymore.
Tomblin - 150,732 (49.63%)
Maloney - 142, 889 (47.05%)
+7843 margin, +2.58%
That needs to be investigated. 90% of the vote doesn’t happen except for very small precincts.
Interesting and VERY complicated.
Folks do not realize that when people came here to work the mines, they were way back in some hollow...in a company town. The ONLY way in or out was on the company train. These folks were marooned and constantly in debt to the company....and that’s the way the Republican governers wanted it.
I often wonder how different this state would have been had it not been for the Erie Canal.