Pretty red for West Virginia is an understatement. Trump beat Biden 69-29 there. Trump didn't lose a single county. The governors races was a bit closer, 65-30 in favor of Republican Justice. Republicans hold a 23-11 advantage in the WV state senate and a 78-22 edge in the WV state legislature, all three of WV`congressional delegations are Republicans with all 3 winning by 30 points give or take.. There's not a single Democrat that holds statewide office in WV.
Manchin was a popular governor when WV was blue which helped him to win a senate seat. But he won by a 49-47 margin in 2018. Once Manchin retires, a republican is guaranteed to replace him.
So pretty much red, yeah, an understatement. West Virginia is the 2nd reddest state in the nation with a PVI of R+23. Only Wyoming with an R+26 is redder.
The funny thing about WV is how fast they went from solid blue to solid red, basically in one election, 2014. WV had 2 Democratic senators until 2014, Democratic governors until 2020. All WV Representatives were democrats until 2000 when they elected their first Republican congressman, WV elected their second in 2010 and their third in 2014.https://www.wvpublic.org/news/2014-...ia-gop-made-history-in-the-2014-election