The Times West Virginian

West Virginia

November 6, 2012

Romney carries W.Va. as other races are tallied

CHARLESTON — West Virginia voters were deciding whether to let their disapproval of President Barack Obama influence their other picks Tuesday on a lengthy ballot that features a U.S. Senate contest, the governor’s race, a slew of legislative posts and a proposed constitutional amendment.

Though registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by nearly 2-1 in the state, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney easily won the five electoral votes in a state where Obama suffers some of his lowest approval ratings. The race was called at poll closing based on exit poll data. Results in other races were still being tallied.

In other races, Republican candidates worked to link Democratic incumbents to the unpopular president.

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