Obama takes on Delaware with 3 electoral votes

By Randall Chase

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

An image of President Barack Obama appears on a television monitor via live feed in an almost empty White House Brady press briefing room in Washington, as the president campaigns in nearby Woodbridge, Va., Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Obama wins Delaware's votes.

Manuel Balce Ceneta, Associated Press

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WILMINGTON, Del. — President Barack Obama has defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Delaware, picking up the state's three electoral votes, exit polling shows.

Neither candidate appeared in the state during the general election campaign, although Romney stopped in Wilmington during the GOP primary.

Obama's running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, cast his vote early Tuesday morning near his home in Greenville.

Obama's victory in Delaware was expected, given that Democrats heavily outnumber Republicans in the state.

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