WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 100,000 West Virginians will have their ballots counted in Tuesday’s election, even though the only competitive presidential primary race is on the Democratic side.
That’s because of heavy participation in early voting. Nearly 101,000 people cast ballots before Tuesday, more than in any other year since early voting was allowed in 2002. And more than 5,000 turned in absentee ballots.
The headline race is between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Republican Donald Trump cleared the field of rivals in Indiana last week.
West Virginians are also voting in a Democratic showdown for governor, a state Supreme Court race and other contests.