West Virginia 2024 primary results: Biden and Trump projected winners

Other races are also on the ballot beyond Biden and Trump.

May 14, 2024, 10:27 PM

Tuesday was primary day in West Virginia.

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are projected to win the Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively, ABC News reports.

They clinched their parties' respective nominations earlier this year.

Polls were open in the state from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Beyond the presidential race, other candidates on the primary ballot included those running for the Senate and House.

ABC News reports that current Gov. Jim Justice is projected to win the Republican Senate primary in West Virginia.

Justice will likely replace retiring Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, as national Democrats are largely remaining on the sidelines in deep-red West Virginia. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is not endorsing in the race and Steve Daines, chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, called the November contest "over" in the majority-Republican state.

Justice, who was formerly close with Sen. Manchin, switched his party registration to Republican in 2017. He announced the high-profile shift at a Trump rally in Huntington, West Virginia. The former president backed him in the Senate primary in October.

Justice, who is wrapping up his second term as governor, held a slim financial edge over Mooney, who portrayed himself as a more hardline conservative.

ABC News reports Glenn Elliott is projected to win the West Virginia Democratic Senate primary.

Additionally, ABC News reports Patrick Morrisey is projected to win the West Virginia Republican Gubernatorial primary.

In-person early voting opened on May 1 and closed on Saturday.

Voters could request an absentee vote-by-mail ballot if they qualified under certain circumstances, and the ballots must have been postmarked by the day of the election or received by Wednesday if not postmarked.

PHOTO: West Virginia State Capitol building in Charleston, W. Va.
West Virginia State Capitol building in Charleston, W. Va.
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State significance

In the Republican presidential primary, the winner picks up all of the state's 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention. There are 20 delegates up for grabs for Democrats.

The state has voted for the Republican presidential nominee in the general election since 2000.