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article imageComplete coverage of the Republican Super Tuesday results

By Andrew Moran     Mar 6, 2012 in Politics
Atlanta - Super Tuesday, one of the most exciting times in primary politics, has taken place. After hundreds of thousands of voters across 10 states cast a ballot, who of the four remaining Republican candidates is the frontrunner?
Backgrounder
Up until Tuesday, there has not been a clear frontrunner in the Republican race. Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has been at the front of the pack, but former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has remained hot on his trail.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has yet to win a state, but his campaign insists that he is on track to capture a significant portion of the delegates come August. Meanwhile, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is looking to get back into the race by winning his home state of Georgia and a handful of other races.
Super Tuesday consists of more than 400 delegates with most of them coming out of Georgia (76), Ohio (66) and Tennessee (58). Of the 10 states, three of them held caucuses, while the remaining took part in the primary process.
Results Summary
According to exit polling data, Gingrich has won Georgia. The southern state’s delegates will be awarded proportionally – 31 delegates are awarded proportionally, while the remaining 42 delegates are allocated by congressional district, which is three per ward.
In the state of Virginia, Romney and Paul will battle it out head-to-head. With only two percent of the results reporting, the former governor has been named the projected winner and defeated the longtime libertarian-leaning congressman. 33 delegates will be awarded on a winner-take-all basis, while 13 delegates will be assigned by the statewide majority winner.
It is projected that Romney will be declared the winner of Vermont’s primary. It is still a tight race between Paul and Santorum. Gingrich is far behind with only eight percent of the vote thus far. Vermont has 17 delegates and 14 of them are winner-take-all for the candidate who garners at least 50 percent of the vote. Three delegates will be super delegates that are bounded by the primary results.
Romney has been named the projected winner in Massachusetts, where he was the governor. 38 of the 41 delegates will be awarded proportionally, while the remaining three are super delegates and are unbounded.
The former Pennsylvania Senator is projected to win the state of Tennessee. The southern state has quite a proportionate system of allocating delegates. It has 58 delegates, but 27 are allocated by congressional district, 28 delegates given to the candidate who wins two-thirds of the vote and three are unbounded super delegates.
Santorum has won his second state of Super Tuesday by being the victor of Oklahoma. The state maintains 43 delegates – 25 delegates will be awarded to the candidate who wins a majority in the state, 15 are allocated proportionally by congressional district and three are unbounded super delegates.
The state of Idaho will go to Romney. Idaho has a total of 32 delegates and will be awarded by a winner-take-all by each county (if the candidate half or more of the county delegates).
It is being reported that Santorum has won the state of North Dakota. The caucus state has 28 delegates, which will be proportioned to all four candidates.
Please note that this is a breaking news story so check back throughout the night for up-to-date results on the crucial Republican Super Tuesday.
Below are specific polling numbers for the remaining candidates thus far.
Alaska (99 percent reporting)
Newt Gingrich: 14 percent | 1,865 votes
Ron Paul: 24 percent | 3,175 votes
Mitt Romney: 32 percent | 4,285 votes (projected winner)
Rick Santorum: 29 percent | 3,860 votes
Georgia (97 percent reporting)
Newt Gingrich: 47 percent | 414,153 votes (projected winner)
Ron Paul: seven percent | 56,771 votes
Mitt Romney: 26 percent | 224,078 votes
Rick Santorum: 20 percent | 171,121 votes
Idaho (32 percent reporting)
Newt Gingrich: three percent | 270 votes
Ron Paul: 12 percent | 990 votes
Mitt Romney: 75 percent | 6,000 votes (projected winner)
Rick Santorum: nine percent | 728 votes
Massachusetts (97 percent reporting)
Newt Gingrich: five percent | 16,204 votes
Ron Paul: 10 | 33,279 votes
Mitt Romney: 72 percent | 250,321 votes (projected winner)
Rick Santorum: 12 percent | 42,205 votes
North Dakota (78 percent reporting)
Newt Gingrich: nine percent | 933 votes
Ron Paul: 27 percent | 2,928 votes
Mitt Romney: 25 percent | 2,639 votes
Rick Santorum: 40 percent | 4,339 votes (projected winner)
Ohio (90 percent reporting)
Newt Gingrich: 15 percent | 174,606 votes
Ron Paul: nine percent | 110,663 votes
Mitt Romney: 38 percent | 441,908 votes (projected winner)
Rick Santorum: 37 percent | 453,927 votes
Oklahoma (98 percent percent reporting)
Newt Gingrich: 27 percent | 72,531 votes
Ron Paul: 10 percent | 25,653 votes
Mitt Romney: 28 percent | 74,391 votes
Rick Santorum: 34 percent | 89,410 (projected winner)
Tennessee (86 percent reporting)
Newt Gingrich: 24 percent | 117,502 votes
Ron Paul: nine percent | 45,046 votes
Mitt Romney: 28 percent | 138,305 votes
Rick Santorum: 37 percent | 184,673 votes (projected winner)
Vermont (78 percent reporting)
Newt Gingrich: eight percent | 3,568 votes
Ron Paul: 25 percent | 10,836 votes
Mitt Romney: 40 percent | 17,407 votes (projected winner)
Rick Santorum: 23 percent | 10,089 votes
Virginia (99 percent reporting)
Ron Paul: 41 percent | 107,121 votes
Mitt Romney: 59 percent | 157,126 votes (projected winner)
The next GOP contests will take place on Mar. 10 where 55 delegates will be at stake. Kansas (40), U.S. Virgin Islands (six) and Guam (nine) will hold caucuses.
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