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Viewpoint Special Breaks Down 2016 Election Results


On a special episode on Viewpoint, the 2016 General Election results are in, but what do they mean for West Virginians today and into the future?

Conservative columnist Laurie Lin, of WVPB’s The Front Porch, and West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy’s Ted Boettner join host Ashton Marra to discuss the race for governor and the challenges Democrat Jim Justice will face, particularly with the budget, when he takes office in January. 

The panel also discusses the expanded Republican control of the West Virginia Senate and what new leadership could mean for policy during the 2017 session.

Then a discussion with Dr. Robert Rupp of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Rupp focuses in on the state’s slow transition from a blue to a red state, a transition that could not be completed by the West Virginia Republican Party in their race for governor. 

The special episode is the final podcast of Viewpoint this election cycle. It can also be viewed on WVPB’s television network and heard on radio at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.