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Covering/not covering Mac Warner’s West Virginia election security

It’s not about security; it’s about publicity for the secretary of state

A look at Secretary of State Warner’s self-congratulatory op-ed piece

Mac Warner, West Virginia’s Secretary of State, has an op-ed in this morning’s Wheeling News-Register about what he and the state are doing to secure elections. His use of hyperbole and self-congratulations is a bit much, however. He sets the tone early in the . . .

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August 12, 2018

Patrick Morrisey

A candidate with no ideas

Patrick Morrisey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, apparently has nothing to say. For example, Morrisey's last eight Twitter comments are all about President Trump. Earlier today, he retweeted Trump's latest attack on the NFL:

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August 10, 2018

WV politics just got more interesting

Don Blankenship takes his argument for inclusion on the November ballot to the West Virginia Supreme Court

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Don Blankenship is taking his battle to run for U.S. Senate to the West Virginia Supreme Court.

According to a petition for writ of mandamus filed with the state’s high court Thursday, Blankenship and the Constitution Party are challenging West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s . . .

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August 09, 2018

It’s old news but now there are pictures (lots of them)!

with 5:15 PM impeachment update

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The judicial excess that was practiced by some members of the West Virginia Supreme Court is news and it has been treated as such for the last couple of months. Does it justify half of this morning’s front page? Okay, there are now pictures. Was it that slow of a news day? I looked around to see what stories other news sources were . . .

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August 07, 2018

This morning's Intelligencer editorial thinks that West Virginia should "Clean Up Court Without Politics"

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On Thursday, I wrote about how rejected Republican senatorial candidate, Nobel-Peace-Prize-for-Trump booster, and West Virginia's current 3rd District Congressman, Evan Jenkins, was considering a run for West Virginia's Supreme Court. (See next post down.) I assumed that the Wheeling Intelligencer would cover that news on . . .

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August 04, 2018

Haven't West Virginians suffered enough with its present Supreme Court?

Apparently not -- Evan Jenkins is looking to run

According to WV MetroNews earlier today:

West Virginia Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins told MetroNews Thursday he’s “seriously considering” a run for state Supreme Court in the November General Election.

Jenkins, whose second two-year term in the U.S. House ends later this year, would seek the seat that’s coming up . . .

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August 02, 2018

Friday’s News-Register editorial: More laziness and no disclosure

No research

Does anybody at Ogden do any research before they write an editorial? I’ll answer that: apparently, not. Case in point – yesterday afternoon's Wheeling News-Register editorial on sports betting. For the sixth time, an Ogden editorial claims that the state’s take from sports betting is too small -- only 10% which the . . .

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July 28, 2018

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