Mike Huckabee won West Virginia on the backs of 2nd choice voters. In WV the winner must accumulate 50% of the vote, if no candidate has that after the first round, the lowest vote getter is dropped, and they vote again. So after the first round, Mitt had a 41-32% lead over Huckabee, with McCain at 16%, and Paul at 10%. So they went to the second round, apparently the McCain campaign contacted their delegates and told them to all vote for Huckabee to ensure that Mitt did not get the win. The final results were 52-48% for Huckabee.
How I despise Huckabee, especially the Huckabee-McCain alliance. The funny thing is, McCain is just going to stab Huck in the back by not choosing him for the Veep slot, that is the only reason Huck is still in the race. However, if it does end up a McCain/Huckabee ticket, there is no way on earth I am voting for McCain. Period. It is getting to the point that I am so disgusted with McCain that I will have to think long and hard about voting for him anyway, but that is a conversation for another post.