West Virginia was the first of 21 states to announce it’s choice for the Republican presidential nominee tonight. Can you guess who the winner was? Amazingly, Mike Huckabee took 1st place with 52% of the vote! Romney took 2nd with 47% while McCain, the national leader, took an extremely distant 3rd at 1%. With the winner-take-all system, Huckabee has gained West Virginia’s 18 delegates. The May 13 primary will decide the remaining 30 delegates.
Thousands of people across the nation are still voting. With all kinds of adverse weather conditions, it is great to read about the positive turnout all across the nation as well as seeing it here at Headquarters. The Staff Center here is being used as a voting station and as I write, downstairs there is a continuous flow of Illinois citizens coming to vote.
Huckabee still has a long way to go tonight. Go, Mike, Go!