FACTOID # 1: The total number of state executions in 2005 was 60: 19 in Texas and 41 elsewhere. The racial split was 19 Black and 41 White.
 
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The South > West Virginia > Government

2004 Election > Total votes as percentage 57.2% [41st of 51]
2004 Election > Voting age population 1,394,000 [36th of 51]
2004 Election > Youth voter turnout 46% [20th of 41]
Electoral Votes 5 [38th of 51]
Gun Laws > Permits
A permit is not required to purchase firearms. A license is required to carry a concealed handgun.
Gun Laws > Prohibited firearms
It is unlawful for any person to carry, transport, or possess any machine gun, submachine gun, or any other fully automatic weapon, except in compliance with Federal law.
Seats in the House of Representatives 3 seats [36th of 50]
US gubernatorial elections, 1996 > Election results > Status
Term-limited, Republican victory
US gubernatorial elections, 2000 > Election results > Incumbent Cecil H. Underwood
US gubernatorial elections, 2000 > Election results > Opposing Candidates
Bob Wise (Democratic) 50.1%
Denise Giardina (Mountain) 1.6%
Bob Myers (Libertarian) 0.9%
Randall Ashelman (Natural Law) 0.2%
US gubernatorial elections, 2000 > Election results > Party
Republican
US gubernatorial elections, 2000 > Election results > Status Defeated, 47.2%
US gubernatorial elections, 2004 > Election results > Incumbent Bob Wise
US gubernatorial elections, 2004 > Election results > Opposing Candidates
Joe Manchin (Democratic) 63.5%
Monty Warner (Republican) 34%
Jesse Johnson (Mountain) 2.5%
US gubernatorial elections, 2004 > Election results > Party
Democratic
US gubernatorial elections, 2004 > Election results > Status
Retired, Democratic victory
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Incumbent Robert Byrd
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Opposing Candidates
Cleve Benedict (Republican) 30.8%
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Party
Democratic
US Senate elections, 1982 > Election summary > Status R68.5% [3rd of 28]

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