Friday, August 24, 2018

The Weirton Daily Times: Blankenship case to be heard Wednesday

The following was originally published in The Weirton Daily Times.

CHARLESTON — The state’s highest court will hear a case that could decide if voters get to choose an additional candidate for U.S. Senate.
The West Virginia Supreme Court announced Thursday it will hear arguments at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Constitution Party candidate Don Blankenship’s attempt to get on the Nov. 6 ballot for the Senate.
Blankenship filed a petition Aug. 9 asking the court to order Secretary of State Mac Warner to allow Blankenship on the November ballot as a Constitution Party candidate.
Chief Justice Margaret Workman appointed 24th District Circuit Judge Darrell Pratt and 19th Judicial Circuit Judge Alan Moats to hear the case, along with Workman, Justice Beth Walker and Acting Justice Paul Farrell. Pratt serves in Wayne County and Pratt’s circuit includes Barbour and Taylor counties...

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