Judge rules on election law

A West Virginia law currently threatens anyone who discloses an elections complaint with a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine and jail time. But now that's been lifted, and effectively someone accused of violating an elections law will be able to publicly defend themselves. Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom said the blanket gag order was an overly broad restriction of speech, and ruled it unconstitutional. Yesterday, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said she'll start confirming whether an investigation is underway.