Special Primary Election Results August 28

Marlinton, WV – Turnout in Pocahontas County was very low ranging from only 18 votes cast in Cass to 93 votes cast in Green Bank. Most precincts reported numbers in the low 30’s to mid 50’s. 820 ballots were cast out of 4,756 registered voters for Pocahontas County.

Here is the breakdown of the results after all 15 precincts reported in – final results will be certified after the election canvas Tuesday, August 31st.


Ken Hechler 157
Sheirl Fletcher 67
Joe Manchin 348


Thomas Ressler 4
Harry Bruner 4
Frank Kubic 5
John Raese 158
Daniel Rebich 4
Kenneth Culp 19
Albert Howard 0
Lynette McQuain 3
Scott Williams 18
Mac Warner 24

As of midnight, with 1823 of 1875 total West Virginia precincts reporting, it appears Governor Joe Manchin,businessman John Raese, and Mountain Party Candidate Jesse Johnson will face off in November to determine who will permanently fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Robert C. Byrd. Carte Goodwin is temporarily filling that role in the US Senate, but is expected to step down once the November election results are certified.

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