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West Virginia Profile

Key Figures:

  • 3 Seats: 2R, 1D
  • US House incumbents in West Virginia have won 44 straight races dating back 28 years

West Virginia Rankings 2010

Democracy Index

28th (26)

 

Representation

48th (21.2)

Margin of Victory

8th (17.5)

 

Seats-to-Votes

19th (11.3)

Landslide Index

7th (33.3)

 

House Turnout

44th (36.3)


 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Democracy Index

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30.2

39.6

32.3

32.2

26.4

29.8

30.4

26

Voter Turnout

42%

29%

37%

25%

41%

28%

51%

32.2%

45.8%

36.3%

Representation Index

33%

19%

32%

20%

31%

21%

32%

20.4%

33.2%

21.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasted Votes

22%

34%

12%

19%

36%

26%

37%

36.8%

27.4%

41.5%

% Of Wasted R / D Votes

100/0

100/0

100/0

100/0

0/30

28/25

51/26

51/27

30.9/25.6

23.2/63.3

Drop-Off Voters

17.7%

3.4%

17.9%

NA

10.5%

2.3%

4%

1.1%

9.5%

2.9%

Avg Margin of Victory

58%

32%

79%

65%

54%

53%

26%

27.3%

49.3%

17.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes for (R-D-O%)

22-78-0

34-66-0

12-88-0

8-81-11

19-72-9

34-66-0

42-58-0

42-58-0

33-66.9-0

55-44.3-0.7

Seats for (R-D-O%)

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

0-100-0

33-67-0

33-67-0

33-67-0

33-67-0

33.3-66.7-0

66.7-33.3-0

Seat Changes

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0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

 

                                                 Election Results and Analysis: 2002-2010

Results 2002-2010

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

U.S. House (R-D-O)

1-2-0

1-2-0

1-2-0

1-2-0

2-1-0

Landslide Index

100%

67%

66.7%

66.7

33.3%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

1

1

1

1

Landslide: 20-40

1

2

2

1

1

No Contest: 40+

1

0

0

0

0

Uncontested

1

0

0

1

0

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

2/3

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

2/2

Landslide / Total Incumbent

3/3

2/3

2/3

2/3

1/2

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

1/1

0/1

0/1

0/1

1/1

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

2/2

2/2

2/2

2/2

0/1

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

3

2

2

2

0

Uncontested Primary

2

--

--

3

--

Elected Women

1

1

1

1

1

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

                                    Election Results and Analysis: 1992-2000

Results 1992-2000

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

U.S. House (R-D-O)

0-3-0

0-3-0

0-3-0

0-3-0

1-2-0

Landslide Index

100%

100%

100%

100%

67%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

0

0

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

0

0

0

0

0

Landslide: 20-40

1

2

1

0

0

No Contest: 40+

2

1

0

1

0

Uncontested

0

0

2

2

2

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

2/3

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

2/2

Landslide / Total Incumbent

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

2/2

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

3/3

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

2

3

3

3

2

Uncontested Primary

2

3

2

0

3

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

1

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

                          Election Results and Analysis: 1982-1990

Results 1982-1990

1982

1984

1986

1988

1990

U.S. House (R-D-O)

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

Landslide Index

50%

50%

100%

100%

50%

Scale of Competitiveness

 

 

 

 

 

Tight: < 5

0

0

0

0

1

Competitive: 5-10

1

1

0

0

0

Opportunity: 10-20

1

1

0

0

1

Landslide: 20-40

1

2

2

1

1

No Contest: 40+

1

0

1

2

0

Uncontested

0

0

1

1

1

Incumbents

 

 

 

 

 

Total Running / Total Seats

2/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

Re-Election / Total Incumbent

1/2

4/4

4/4

4/4

4/4

Landslide / Total Incumbent

1/2

2/4

4/4

4/4

2/4

R. Landslide / R. Incumbent

0/1

NA

NA

NA

NA

D. Landslide / D. Incumbent

1/1

2/4

4/4

4/4

2/4

Untouchable Repeat Landslide

1

1

2

4

2

Uncontested Primary

1

2

3

3

3

Elected Women

0

0

0

0

0

Elected Racial Minorities

0

0

0

0

0

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