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Election 2020: Get To Know The Candidates For State Treasurer On This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, we continue our election coverage, exploring the treasurer’s race. You’ll hear from a longtime incumbent and a younger challenger. Also, in this show, we hear a conversation with former U.S. Representative Nick Rahall who weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, and we hear a report about animals euthanized at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

The West Virginia State Treasurer is one of the many ticket items on the ballot this year. The two candidates seeking the seat are longtime and current Treasurer, Democrat John Perdue, and former House of Delegates member Republican Riley Moore. Liz McCormick introduces us to the candidates.

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the potential seating of a new, conservative judge to replace her, some democrat lawmakers are interested in expanding the court in an effort to keep balance between conservative and liberal judges. Former U.S. Representative Nick Rahall, a Democrat who represented West Virginia for almost 4 decades, has joined the group called Keep Nine. They want an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will prohibit expanding the number of justices on the high court. Eric Douglas spoke with him to find out why.

According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, West Virginia University’s Animal Resource Lab euthanized thousands of animals at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic due to staffing shortages. Kyle Vass reports.

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