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 Certification of Special Election Results Complete; Final Totals Can Be Seen On Secretary of State’s Website

    Charleston, W.Va. – Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant has signed the certificates of special gubernatorial election results submitted by all 55 West Virginia counties.
    The final totals can be seen on the Secretary of State’s website here.
    Secretary Tennant will present the certificates to a joint session of the Legislature on November 13 at noon. Governor-elect Earl Ray Tomblin has said he will take the oath of office as West Virginia’s 35th Governor at 3:00 in the afternoon on that day.
    Tomblin won the election with 149,202 votes. Bill Maloney received 142,156 votes, Bob Henry Baber received 6,083 votes, Marla Dee Ingels received 2,875 votes, and Harry Bertram received 1,111 votes. Counties also had to certify the number of votes received by official write-in candidates. Phil Hudok received 76 votes, Donald Lee Underwood received 54 votes, and John R. “Rick” Bartlett received 27 votes.
    301,584 votes were cast in the special gubernatorial election including 58,087 early and absentee ballots. Voter turnout was 24.8 percent.

Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant
signs the certificates of special election
results on Wednesday, November 2.


Jake Glance
(304) 558-6000