Election Commission

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On the West Virginia Morning, shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The 13-member commission is chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, but its vice chair — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — is doing a lot of the groundwork for the group.

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes was appointed to the commission, which held its first meeting in Washington, D.C., last month. Rhodes told Ashton Marra he doesn’t believe there is widespread voter fraud in West Virginia, or across the country, but he still believes in the commission’s work.

West Virginia Legislature

Just a day after hearing oral arguments, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled Republican Delegate Suzette Raines must be replaced on November’s ballot.

The court released a unanimous decision Wednesday afternoon, with Justices Menis Ketchum and Allen Loughry writing separately.