Unofficial totals. KC Bohrer wins Sheriff’s race 1,940 to 1,843.
Vince Shambaugh takes Paw Paw 93 to 42. Totals now: KC Bohrer 1,761, Vince Shambaugh 1,717. One precinct left — Assembly of God Church.
Sheriff. Two precincts left. KC Bohrer 1,719, Vince Shambaugh 1,624.
Nail biter watch. In the Democratic primary for Governor, Ben Salango (42,470) leads Stephen Smith (41,857) with 25 out of 55 precincts reporting.
Morgan County Clerk Kimberly Nickles announces “technical difficulties” with the last three precincts. “As soon as we get them printed off, we will be reading them.”
Perverse outcome watch. Dr. Matthew Hahn is going to win Morgan County by about 52 percent to 48 percent, but lose the Second Congressional District by 70 percent to 30 percent to Congressman Alex Mooney?
Sheriff K.C. Bohrer 1,622. Vince Shambaugh 1,522. KC Bohrer up by 100 votes with three precincts left. Nail biter.
Perverse outcome watch. Ken Reed wins Republican primary for the 59th while Daryl Cowles loses Republican primary for the 58th?
Upset watch. Republican primary for 58th Delegate District. George Miller leading Daryl Cowles 982 to 899. No Hampshire County precincts yet reporting.
But KC Bohrer romps in his home Precinct 25 Cacapon State Park 204 to 83 for Shambaugh. Now KC Bohrer 1,514 to 1,434. Bohrer up by 80 with four precincts left.
With 8 out of 13 districts, Shambaugh now leads Sheriff Bohrer by 41 votes, 1,351 to 1,310. Back and forth we go.
Dead heat in the Democratic primary for Governor. With 7 out of 55 precincts reporting, Ben Salango 30,473 leads Stephen Smith 30,437.
Sheriff’s race razor close. With seven out of 13 precincts reporting, KC Bohrer leads Vince Shambaugh by 18 votes — 1182 to 1164.
Precinct 2 is in. Sheriff KC Bohrer takes it 225 to Shambaugh 214.
It’s early but here are the Morgan County story lines.
With five precincts reporting in Morgan County, Dr. Matthew Hahn is pulling an upset of sitting Congressman Alex Mooney. Whether it can hold up across the entire sprawling district is another question.
George Miller is pulling an upset of Delegate Daryl Cowles in Delegate District 58.
In the Sheriff’s race, Vince Shambaugh has a slight lead over KC Bohrer.
Precinct 8. Sheriff. Vince Shambaugh 178 (51 percent). KC Bohrer 168 (48.55 percent).
Upset watch: Precinct 8 Morgan County. Second Congressional district. Mathew Hahn 170 (51 percent). Alex Mooney 161 (49 percent).
Upset watch: For House of Delegates District 58, George Miller 495 votes (51 percent) to Delegate Daryl Cowles 466 votes (49 percent).
Tight race for Sheriff. Three precincts in. Vince Shambaugh 510 votes (51 percent) to KC Bohrer 494 votes (49 percent).
First three precincts in Morgan County are in. In those three precincts, Morgan County’s own Dr. Matthew Hahn is up on Congressman Alex Mooney 54 percent to 46 percent.
With 823 votes cast (Berkeley County), Ken Reed leads Larry Kump in the Republican primary for the 59th House of Delegates District 60 percent t0 40 percent. In the 2018 Republican primary, Kump defeated Tally Reed 987 to 953.
In the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, with five out of 55 precincts reporting, Paula Jean Swearengin (49.26 percent) leads Richard Ojeda (29.87 percent) and Richie Robb (20.86 percent),
Early results show a tight race for the Democratic nomination for Governor of West Virginia. With two out of 55 counties in, Stephen Smith is at 43.11 percent, leading Ben Salango (35.50 percent) and Ron Stallings (11.71 percent).
In the Republican primary, with two precincts in, Governor Jim Justice is at 63.51 percent, leading Woody Thrasher at 17.94 percent and Mike Folk at 9.83 percent.
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said today that more than half of all likely voters have voted by mail ahead of today’s primary election and those votes have already been entered into the state’s election database.
Warner told Rob Mario and David Welch of WRNR’s Eastern Panhandle Talk that those votes will be made public (on the Secretary of State’s website here) after the polls close at 7:30 p.m. and that we should know winners and losers early — by 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. tonight — unless it’s a close race.
We will be reporting live from the Morgan County Courthouse tonight beginning at 8 p.m.
Morgan County USA will be reporting live from the Morgan County Courthouse tonight starting at 8 p.m.
We will be posting results from election night as they become available.
Just refresh the page at morgancountyusa.org for updates.
Races we will be watching closely:
For Morgan County Sheriff — Sheriff KC Bohrer v. Vince Shambaugh.
For Congress — Dr. Matt Hahn v. Congressman Alex Mooney.
For 59th House of Delegates: Delegate Larry Kump v. Ken Reed.
For County Commissioner: Tim Johnson v. Commissioner Joel Tuttle
We will also be reporting on both the Republican and Democratic primary races for Governor and a heated local non partisan race for Magistrate, among others.