WV Special Election Results May 14th 2011 Primary

Marlinton, WV – Pocahontas County voters chose Republican Clark Barnes and Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin as the winners in the special primary election for WV Governor on Saturday, May 14th, owing perhaps to name recognition. Tomblin has been the acting Governor since former Governor Joe Manchin won a special election to fill the seat of former US Senator Robert C. Byrd. State Senator Clark Barnes, along with Senator Walt Helmick, represent Pocahontas County, a part of the 15th state senatorial district.

However with state wide totals coming in, it was Bill Maloney who won the Republican nomination with 27,546 votes, followed closely by Betty Ireland with 18,876 votes. Barnes was a distant third with 5,848 votes.

In the Democratic race, Earl Ray Tomblin is the winner in the state as well as Pocahontas with 51,135 votes, followed by Rick Thompson with 30,533 votes.

All vote totals are unofficial until canvassed next week. The election to choose a Governor will be held on October 4th, 2011.

Please note, these are are the unofficial results as reported to the West Virginia Secretary of States’ office – some vote totals have changed.

Democrats: Pocahontas Results
Earl Ray Tomlin-223, Natalie Tennant-172, John Perdue-121, Rick Thompson-101, Jeffrey Kessler-16, Arne Moltis-4

Democrats: State Results
Earl Ray Tomblin-51,191, Rick Thompson-30,572, Natalie Tennant-21,954, John Perdue-15,904, Jeffrey Kessler-6,715, Arne Moltis-481

Republicans: Pocahontas Results
Clark Barnes-133, Betty Ireland-86, Bill Maloney-67, Mark Sorsaia-12, Ralph William Clark-4, Larry Faircloth-4, Mitch Carmichael-4, Cliff Ellis-0

Republicans: State Results
Bill Maloney-27,563, Betty Ireland-18,881, Clark Barnes-5,850, Mark Sorsaia-2,950, Larry Faircloth-2,369, Mitch Carmichael-2,045, Ralph William Clark-1,230, Cliff Ellis-277

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