West Virginia Republican Party Endorses Donald J. Trump for President in 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 27, 2024
Contact: kyle@wvgop.org

Charleston, WV — Today, the West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee adopted a resolution to officially endorse former President Donald Trump for President of the United States in 2024.

Chairwoman Elgine McArdle celebrated the resolution’s adoption, saying, “The West Virginia Republican Party longs for the return of a Donald Trump presidency — and in turn, a safer, stronger, and more prosperous America. Today’s action reaffirms West Virginia’s support for President Trump and the need to rally behind him as we prepare to defeat Joe Biden in November!”

The resolution reads:

RESOLUTION TO ENDORSE DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT IN 2024

WHEREAS, President Joe Biden continues to wage a political war against West Virginia and America and it is the responsibility of the Republican Party to nominate a candidate for President of the United States who best represents the will of the voters of the Republican Party; and 

WHEREAS, in 2016, West Virginia Republican Primary voters delivered then-candidate Donald Trump a resounding victory with 77% of the vote and mirrored that result in the general election later that fall, delivering a 67.9% win for then-candidate Donald J. Trump; and

WHEREAS, in 2020, West Virginia Republican Primary voters delivered President Trump a massive 94.5% primary re-election victory and a 68.6% general election win that November; and

WHEREAS, with these resounding results, the voters of West Virginia delivered an unprecedented victory for President Trump, awarding him with the largest raw vote total and the highest percentage of votes for a presidential candidate in West Virginia history, including the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln; and

WHEREAS, at his first political rally in Charleston, West Virginia on May 5th, 2016, then-candidate Trump said, “There’s always been something about West Virginia. I’ve always been fascinated by the mines and the courage of the miners and the way the miners love what they do.”; and

WHEREAS, the policies implemented by the first Trump administration were deeply rooted in the West Virginia values of ensuring religious freedom, protecting life, energy independence, defending the second amendment, securing our border, supporting police, and upholding traditional family values; and

WHEREAS, during the first Trump Administration, President Trump visited West Virginia on nine separate occasions, marking West Virginia as one of his most frequented non-swing states; and

WHEREAS, President Donald J. Trump is the leader of the Republican Party and has won the trust and confidence of an overwhelming majority of the Republican Party across the nation and in the state of West Virginia; and

WHEREAS, President Trump delivered record low unemployment and higher wages for the American worker while ending trade deals that bled our country dry and devastated small towns across West Virginia; and

WHEREAS, President Trump secured our border with aggressive immigration enforcement, a sane asylum policy, and an emphasis on putting the livelihoods and values of the American people first; and

WHEREAS, President Trump stood strong in the face of unyielding pressure when he appointed the most conservative Supreme Court in generations; and

WHEREAS, the first Trump Administration was defined by an America First foreign policy of restraint, responsibility, and commitment to peace; and

WHEREAS, President Donald J. Trump continues to be persecuted by the weaponization of the Justice system as radical District Attorneys, with the support of brazenly corrupt politicians, contort and apply the law disproportionally in matters involving the former President when such cases would have never been brought before a court of law for any other individual; and

WHEREAS, the Republican Party and tens of millions of Americans see these unprecedented assaults on democracy (attempts to thwart the leading candidate from being on the ballot, indicting a former President, and attempting to revoke his family’s business licenses) for exactly what they are; efforts to prevent President Donald J. Trump’s re-election and subvert American Democracy; and

WHEREAS, President Donald J. Trump has proven his dedication to the State of West Virginia and members of the West Virginia Republican Party; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the West Virginia Republican Party hereby endorses the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, for President of the United States and encourage West Virginia voters to support his candidacy in the 2024 Primary election on May 14, 2024. 

Submitted by: Delegate Josh Holstein, The Honorable Riley Keaton, and Committeewoman Beth Bloch

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