Ky. voters make Romney their choice for president

Ky. voters make Romney their choice for president

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ASHLAND, VA - AUGUST 11: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) take the stage during a campaign event at the Crenshaw Gymnasium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College August 11, 2012 in Ashland, Virginia. The chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan, 42, has been a member of Congress from Wisconsin since 1999 and has earned praise from the right for his conservative fiscal positions. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 6 at 8:12 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky voters have made Republican Mitt Romney their choice for president, snubbing yet again Democrat Barack Obama who has repeatedly come up short in the state.
 
 With 4 percent of precincts reporting, Romney had 45,991 votes or 67 percent, to 22,002 votes for Obama or 32 percent. The race was called in Kentucky within minutes of the final poll closing.
 
With the Kentucky victory, Romney picks up the state's eight electoral votes.

Obama has been an unpopular political figure in Kentucky, having lost the state in the 2008 primary and general elections.
 
This year, Obama yielded Kentucky to Romney after a poor showing in the Democratic primary. Some 42 percent of Kentucky Democrats marked their ballots "uncommitted" even though Obama was the only name on the ballot.
 

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