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BOISE -- Voters in the Republican stronghold of Idaho picked Republican Mitt Romney in the race for U.S. President.

Idaho residents haven't approved of putting a Democrat in the White House since 1964 and the outcome was hardly a surprise given the popularity of the Romney and the backing he received from the state's top GOP officials and campaign donors during the last two years.

Romney's support in the state is also heavily influenced by The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, which is the state's largest religion by membership.

Four years ago, Republican nominee Sen. John McCain won Idaho by collecting 62 percent of the vote to beat Barack Obama.

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