West Virginia defines a qualified party to be a group that got at least 1% for Governor. Last month, the Independent Party of West Virginia, a new group, tried to get Marshall Wilson on the ballot as a candidate for Governor. Although his petition failed, due mostly to the health crisis, Wilson campaigned as a write-in candidate, and received a number of votes in excess of 1%. The party has asked the Secretary of State to recognize it. The state has not responded yet.