Elections, Government

More names on ballot than still in 2020 race for President’s office

While West Virginia’s ballots contain the names of 11 Democrats and seven Republicans running for president, many of those candidates have already withdrawn from the race.

The ballot lists Democrats Michael Bennet, Joseph R. Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, David Lee Rice, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang, and Republicans Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, Bob Ely, Matthew John Matern, Donald J. Trump, Joe Walsh and Bill Weld.

But according to news reports, as of April 20, Democrats Bennet, Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Gabbard, Klobuchar, Patrick, Steyer, Warren and Yang have ceased their campaigns. Democrat Bernie Sanders has also suspended his campaign.

 On the Republican side of the ballot, Walsh and Weld have ended their bids for the nomination.