Midterms Live results

By Li Zhou and Ryan Mark

West Virginia results for every midterm race

Red-state Democrat Joe Manchin is fighting for his political life in the West Virginia Senate race. Manchin has managed to maintain a strong lead against Republican Patrick Morrisey in the heavily conservative state, but the race is still expected to be a tight one.

Manchin’s seat is one of several crucial slots that Democrats need to hang onto if they want to flip the Senate or, at the very least, not give Republicans a larger majority. Despite his Democratic Party allegiances, Manchin has proven relatively popular with his West Virginian constituents, though he still faces tough headwinds in a state that went for Trump by one of the biggest margins in the country.

An open House seat in the state’s Third Congressional District is also seen as one of several competitive races where Democrats could pick up a possible seat. Democratic State Sen. Richard Ojeda — a chief supporter of the state’s teacher’s strike — and Republican state House member Carol Miller are vying for the seat.

Voters will also consider a ballot measure that would ensure “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.” This kind of ballot initiative has historically been seen as symbolic, but should Roe v. Wade be overturned by the Supreme Court, it could put the state on a path toward outlawing abortion.

West Virginia’s statehouse has been solidly in Republican hands, and it is expected to remain that way, according to Daily Kos.

Trump’s approval ratings in this coal-loving state reflect his margin of victory in 2016 — more than 60 percent of the people in the state say he is doing a good job, according to Morning Consult.

West Virginia US Senate

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Joe Manchin 291,586 50%
GOP Patrick Morrisey 272,148 46%
LIB Rusty Hollen 24,488 4%
1,740 of 1,758 (99%) precincts reporting, 588,222 total votes

West Virginia US House 1

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP David Bennett McKinley 129,431 65%
DEM Kendra Fershee 70,923 35%
578 of 594 (97%) precincts reporting, 200,354 total votes

West Virginia US House 2

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Alexander Xavier Mooney 110,504 54%
DEM Talley Sergent 88,011 43%
OTH Daniel Lutz (Mountain Party) 6,277 3%
551 of 553 (100%) precincts reporting, 204,792 total votes

West Virginia US House 3

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Carol Miller 98,643 56%
DEM Richard Ojeda II 76,338 44%
611 of 612 (100%) precincts reporting, 174,981 total votes

West Virginia State Referendum WV Amendment 1

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
Affirmative 298,113 52%
No 278,387 48%