DECISION 2008: General Election Coverage

Welcome to's coverage of Decision 2008:
General Election - Tuesday, November 4.

We will bring you the most complete coverage, with up-to-the-minute results, a live video feed, live chat, and continuous information updates.

WEST VIRGINIA: 6:30am - 7:30pm
KENTUCKY: 6:00am - 6:00pm
OHIO: 6:30am - 7:30pm


Click here for the latest election results and to see which races we're covering. The page is updated every 4 minutes as each county reports new results.

Want to see the results on TV? Tune in to myZtv all night for an election ticker. We'll start it when the first results come in and keep it up until the last results are reported -- even through commercials.

Six WSAZ reporters will be be sending in updates to via Twitter. Twitter is a service that posts text messages on a web page for all to see. Here's a breakdown of Twitterers:
     + Randy Yohe: Eastern Kentucky & southeast Ohio races
     + Carrie Jones: West Virginia Governor race
     + Kallie Cart: WV congressional races
     + Amanda Barren: Kanawha County races
     + Paul Gessler: Kentucky U.S. Senate race
     + Dave Benton: Huntington Mayor race
Click here to read & follow their mobile blog messages

We will offer a live blog/chat about the general election starting at about 7:00pm. It will be moderated by WSAZ news director & author of The Pundit Blog Scott Saxton and WSAZ political reporter Michael Wooten. Click here to join the conversation

We will offer a live feed of election coverage from our newsroom and from across the country. Starting at about 7:30pm, we'll stream live video from our Huntington newsroom camera -- and then switch it over to raw satellite & live truck feeds when there are developments in local and national races. We will also offer live election updates at 8:23pm, 8:53pm, 9:23pm, 9:56pm, and 10:23pm.

Click here for all of our Decision 2008 political coverage leading up to today.

Watch for updates about the General Election throughout the day & night on WSAZ NewsChannel 3 and myZtv. We'll have complete coverage of the race for President, as well as local & state races across West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. Watch for local updates on WSAZ at :23 and :53 past the hour starting at 8pm.

Michael Wooten will be breaking down the county-by-county numbers in the presidential race, showing which candidate was the favorite in different parts of our region.

Reporter Paul Gessler and photojournalist Jim Backus will be covering the U.S. Senate race in Louisville, Kentucky. They'll get reaction from both candidates. * +

Reporter Amanda Barren and photojournalist Dave MacQueen will be stationed at Kanawha County Voters' Registration in Charleston. * +

Reporter Randy Yohe and photojournalist Jay Melvin will be covering local races throughout eastern Kentucky and southeast Ohio. *

Reporter Dave Benton and photojournalist Grover Tadlock will be in Huntington covering the race for the city's mayor. * +

Reporter Amanda Goodman will be stationed at the Cabell County courthouse covering the race for sheriff and other Cabell County races. *

Reporter Carrie Jones and photojournalist Josh Stender are covering the race for West Virginia's governor. They'll be at the Charleston Marriott. * +

Reporter Kallie Cart and photojournalist Andrew Colegrove are covering the other West Virginia congressional races, including U.S. Senate and U.S. House 2nd District. * +

Reporter Will Jones and photojournalist Chris Atkins will be in Charleston reporting on the other statewide West Virginia races: supreme court, attorney general, and secretary of state.

Reporter Chris Olsen and photojournalist Steve Eschleman will be in Putnam County, getting results and reaction on the big races there. *

* Denotes live coverage during WSAZ & myZ newscasts
+ Twitter feed available

Some of the election team working behind the scenes to bring you results are assignment editor Phil Weber, producer Jeremy Edwards, producer Kari Adkins, producer Courtney Sisk, executive producer Anna Baxter, producer Melanie Chapman, photojournalist John Green, Jennifer Seay, Hanna Francis, Eric Fossell, Tara Holmes, news director Scott Saxton, and news operations manager Mike Waterhouse.

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