Voters in the state of West Virginia are heading to the polls on Election Day 2016.
There are five electoral votes at stake in West Virginia in the presidential race. West Virginia allows for early voting.
West Virginia, which has seen unemployment levels rise under President Obama, is expected to vote Republican for the fifth presidential election in a row.
Hillary Clinton lost the West Virginia Democratic primary in May to Sen. Bernie Sanders. Exit polls showed the highest level of economic concern in any Democratic primary this year. The state also had greater-than-usual turnout among men, whites, political independents and critics of President Obama, which characterized Clinton’s challenges in the West Virginia primary. Republicans are hoping to ride on the coattails of an expected strong showing for Trump, who has promised to put coal miners back to work.
Voting History in the Past Five Presidential Elections:
Other Notable Races:
In the governor's race, Democrat Jim Justice, a billionaire coal and agriculture magnate, faces Bill Cole, the state Senate president. -The Associated Press
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