Utah is Romney country as votes were in his favor

Associated Press

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

Nov. 2012, Mitt Romney supporters crowd around to get their Romney T-shirts at a pro-Romney rally and volunteer sendoff at the Midvale Team Utah volunteer office. As predicted, Romney won Utah.

Ben Brewer, Deseret News

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In one of the most predictable calls of the night, Republican Mitt Romney has won Utah. Romney, a Mormon and graduate of Brigham Young University who oversaw the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, is a popular figure in Utah, where more than 60 percent of residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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