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West Virginia: bill ends plurality wins for state's supreme court & requires runoffs for top 2 candidates; other judicial races would not be affected - Gavel to Gavel
West Virginia’s current voting system for the state’s courts are both nonpartisan (as of 2015) and plurality-win. This meant that in the 2016 contest for the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals the victor (Beth Walker) defeated incumbent Brent Benjamin with only 39.62% of the vote in a 5-way race. HB 2635 as filed would prohibit … Continue reading West Virginia: bill ends plurality wins for state’s supreme court & requires runoffs for top 2 candidates; other judicial races would not be affected