Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney picked up his first wins in two safe states on Tuesday while President Barack Obama won Vermont as expected, US television networks reported.
Romney won in Indiana and Kentucky, two states traditionally in the Republican column, and Obama prevailed in left-leaning Vermont, according to projections from US networks as polls closed in six states.
With one percent of votes counted in Kentucky, 69 % are for Romney and 30% for Obama.
Polls also show Romney taking Indiana with 63% while Obama is scoring some 35% in the state. Kentucky and Indiana are traditional Republican states.
The main fight will be underway in the swing states.
Voice of Russia, AFP, Interfax