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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina is making its choices for president and vice president official.

Fifteen Republicans meeting Monday in the old Capitol building in Raleigh picked as the state’s presidential electors cast the state’s 15 electoral votes for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

The Romney-Ryan ticket edged Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden by 92,000 votes in the state’s popular vote on Election Day six weeks ago. That gave the GOP the right to cast the electoral votes.

Romney’s career as businessman and governor was praised before the vote by Art Pope, the retail-store magnate and former state legislator who has been a top funder of conservative causes and candidates.

Obama was re-elected to a second term. He won North Carolina’s electoral votes four years ago.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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