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Ex-Richwood mayor Baber wins election by one vote

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo Bob Henry Baber
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Bob Henry Baber

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Next time the naysayers tell you your vote doesn’t mean anything, point to the Richwood mayoral election.

Bob Henry Baber, a former mayor of Richwood and several times a candidate for statewide office, appears to have won the mayor’s race — and his win couldn’t be any closer.

Baber garnered 104 votes. Second-place finisher Glenn Weiler got 103.

Weiler has until 7 p.m. Wednesday to contest the results before they become official, City Clerk Abby McClung said.

Ten men ran for mayor, all promising, win or lose, to chip in to help the struggling 2,000-person Nicholas County city turn its fortunes around…

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