W. VA. politicos keep fighting over 2020; voters, not so much
Years after the conclusion of the 2020 presidential election, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey continue to raise concerns about the legitimacy of the election. Echoing claims from former president Donald Trump, West Virginia Republican leaders are going as far to say the election was “stolen.” West Virginia voters, on the other hand, do not share their elected leaders fervor regarding 2020 election misinformation. Trevor Southerly, a 20-year-old community college student from Moorefield, West Virginia, says the talking points about the 2020 election are purely “a political move” and he believes that Republican leaders have become too focused on “national issues” instead of what really matters at the local level. In interviews with several other registered Republicans from the state, the Weirton Daily Times found that even voters who believe the 2020 election was stolen feel that elected leaders should be focused on the issues affecting voters, not the last presidential election.