Republicans sweep Upshur Co. on Election night


BUCKHANNON — Republicans successfully swept every race in Upshur County in the 2020 General Election Tuesday night.  All 21 voting precincts were in for tabulation at 9:03 p.m. after voters came out to the polls and voted by mail in near record numbers with an overall 70.98 percent turnout. 

Prior to Election Day on November 3, County Clerk Carol Smith said 4,051 Upshur Countians had already early voted.  Additionally, 1,829 absentee ballots had been returned out of the 1,906 requested, for a total of 5,880 people voting before Election Day.  The final tally as of Tuesday night was 10,236 ballots cast out of the 14,421 registered voters in the county.

Any ballots the County Clerk receives that were postmarked by Tuesday will still be counted, and results of the local election will be certified after canvassing on Monday, November 9.

While none of the county offices were contested, the race for 11th District State Senator was the closest contest with Robert Karnes edging Denise Campbell out locally, as well as statewide.

The preliminary results of General Election 2020 in Upshur County are as follows:

 

  • President
    Donald Trump – 7,721
    Joe Biden – 2,247
    Jo Jorgensen – 166
    Howie Hawkins – 166

 

  • S. Senator
    Shelley Moore Capito – 7,739
    Paul Jean Swearengin – 1,947
    David Moran – 308

 

  • S. House of Delegates
    Alex Mooney – 7,197
    Cathy Kunkel – 2,583

 

  • Governor
    Jim Justice – 6,907
    Ben Salango – 1,908
    Erika Kolenich – 985
    Daniel Lutz Jr. – 70

 

  • Secretary of State
    Mac Warner – 6,361
    Natalie Tennant – 3,503

 

  • Auditor
    John “JB” McCuskey – 7,201
    Mary Ann Claytor – 2,334

 

  • Treasurer
    Riley Moore – 6,035
    John Perdue – 3,713

 

  • Commission of Agriculture
    Kent Leonhardt – 7,147
    Bob Beach – 2,399

 

  • Attorney General
    Patrick Morrisey – 6,936
    Sam Brown Petsonk – 2,853

  • State Senator, 11th District
    Robert Karnes – 5,219

    Denise Campbell – 4,355

 

  • Va. House of Delegates, 44th District
    Caleb Hanna – 774
    Robin Cutlip – 276

 

  • Va. House of Delegates, 45th District
    Carl ‘Robbie’ Martin – 6,453

 

  • Va. House of Delegates, 46th District
    Adam Burkhammer – 709
    Robin ‘Bob’ Stultz – 228
    Michael Lockard – 40

 

  • County Commission
    Terry Cutright – 8,890

 

  • Prosecuting Attorney
    Bryan Hinkle – 8,768

 

  • Sheriff
    Virgil Miller – 9,050

 

  • Assessor
    Dustin ‘Dusty’ Zickefoose – 8,966

 

  • Surveyor
    Dale Bennett – 8,729

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