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1863

The first period of Republican dominance began

Other events that happened on or around 1863

1871

The Flick Amendment was passed restoring voting rights for ex-Confederates

Other events that happened on or around 1871

1896

The second period of Republican dominance began

Other events that happened on or around 1896

Nov 07, 1916

The Democrats won their first gubernatorial election since 1896

Other events that happened on or around November 07, 1916

Nov 08, 1932

Democrats took over West Virginia with support from active federal government

Other events that happened on or around November 08, 1932

Nov 06, 1956

Cecil Underwood became West Virginia's youngest governor, and the first Republican governor since 1932

Other events that happened on or around November 06, 1956

Nov 05, 1968

Republican Arch A. Moore Jr. was elected state's 28th governor

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1968

Nov 07, 1972

Arch A. Moore Jr. won reelection, becoming first governor to succeed himself under the Governor's Succession Amendment

Other events that happened on or around November 07, 1972

Nov 06, 1984

West Virginia voted Republican in presidential election

Other events that happened on or around November 06, 1984

Nov 05, 1996

Republican Gov. Cecil Underwood was elected to second term

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1996

Nov 02, 2004

Betty Ireland became the first woman ever elected as secretary of state

Other events that happened on or around November 02, 2004

Nov 04, 2008

John McCain, the Republican candidate for president, won the state

Other events that happened on or around November 04, 2008


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