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West Virginia's voters choose Romney for president

By Mike Hammer

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 5:39 p.m. MST

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has captured West Virginia and its five electoral votes.

President Barack Obama is unpopular in the state, and West Virginia GOP officials have been hoping that would lead to victories for other Republicans on the ballot.

Romney earlier won in Kentucky, giving him 13 electoral votes overall, while Obama was the winner of Vermont's three electoral votes.

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