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GOP presidential candidate Romney wins Arkansas

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won Arkansas' six electoral votes.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won Arkansas' six electoral votes.

The former Massachusetts governor won the majority of the vote in the presidential election in Arkansas. He had been widely expected to win the state, where President Barack Obama remains deeply unpopular.

Obama lost Arkansas by 20 points in the 2008 election and has not visited Arkansas since 2006.

Many of the state's top Republicans backed Romney's White House bid long before he won the nomination earlier this year. Romney has also mostly stayed clear of the state, though he held a private fundraiser in downtown Little Rock in August.

Republicans have made gains in Arkansas after tying Democrats to Obama and other unpopular national party leaders.

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