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Barack Obama Wins Rhode Island

Voters in Rhode Island on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 4 Electoral votes.

Barack Obama won Rhode Island’s 4 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney.

In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times.

Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Rhode Island. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. 

The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was healthcare.

Obama won 59.4 percent, or 4,349, of Tiverton's preseidential votes while Romney picked up 2,831 and 38.7 percent.

In Little Compton Obama took in 55.8 percent of the popular vote with 1,107 votes. Romney won 809 votes or 41.9 percent.

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