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President Donald Trump (R) won the presidential election in West Virginia on November 3, 2020.
The Democratic and Republican parties held primary elections in West Virginia on June 9, 2020. The primary was originally scheduled for May 12, 2020; it was postponed in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Democratic primary and President Donald Trump won the Republican primary.
West Virginia was one of three states (alongside Nebraska and New Mexico) to have five votes in the Electoral College, making it tied for 36th-most. West Virginia was carried by the Republican presidential candidate in the five elections between 2000 and 2016 and by the Democratic candidate in the three elections between 1988 and 1996. Between 1900 and 2016, West Virginia was carried by the Republican presidential candidate in 50% of elections and by the Democratic candidate in 50%.