An unidentified voter walks past piles of snow to enter the polling place in Terra Alta, W. Va., to cast his ballot in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Many voters were found relief in being able to vote despite the heavy snow and damage caused by superstorm Sandy.

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.