President Barack Obama carries Vigo County, regarded as a presidential bellwether

County only missed 1908, 1952

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - President Barack Obama has again carried a western Indiana county regarded as a presidential bellwether.

The Democratic incumbent has beaten Republican Mitt Romney by 162 votes out of more than 37,000 cast in Vigo County.

Through 2008, the county has picked the presidential winner in all but two elections since 1892. The only exceptions were 1908 and 1952.

Obama's Vigo victory hasn't helped him carry the entire state of Indiana, like he did four years ago when he became the first Democrat to take Indiana since 1964. Romney won a convincing victory on the statewide level.

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