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article imageRepublican 2012 Primaries Results: Mitt Romney scores trifecta

By Andrew Moran     Apr 3, 2012 in Politics
Washington - The polls have closed in all three states. With the results beginning to be reported, it has been confirmed that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will win the state of Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
Tuesday’s night contests consisted of 98 delegates. The District of Columbia, which has 19 delegates up for grabs, in a winner-take-all state where the candidate with the most votes gets 16 delegates. The remaining three are unbounded and will be chosen at some other time to head to the convention. Santorum did not appear on the D.C. ballot.
Maryland has 37 delegates and Wisconsin has 42 delegates. Each state is winner-take-all by congressional districts, but the second place finisher is able capture a few delegates if he or she can win some wards.
Romney will win Maryland and take the state's 13 delegates. The remaining number will be distributed proportionally based on the Old Line State's eight districts.
It has just been declared that Romney is the projected winner of the District of Columbia. The numbers are still being reported.
Below are the results for the remaining candidates in the District of Columbia (99 percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: 11 percent | 477 votes
Ron Paul: 12 percent | 535 votes
Mitt Romney: 70 percent | 3,122 votes
Below are the results for the remaining candidates in the state of Maryland (80 percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: 11 percent | 26,086 votes
Ron Paul: 9 percent | 22,698 votes
Mitt Romney: 49 percent | 117,521 votes
Rick Santorum: 29 percent | 69,011 votes
Below are the results for the remaining candidates in the state of Wisconsin (99 percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: six percent | 45,944 votes
Ron Paul: 11 percent | 87,896 votes
Mitt Romney: 44 percent | 346,279 votes
Rick Santorum: 37 percent | 289,648 votes
Texas was scheduled to hold its primary today, but due to the redistricting it was postponed to May 29.
The next GOP contests will be held later this month on Apr. 24 when the states of Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island hold their primaries. A total of 231 delegates will be up for grabs.
The former Massachusetts Governor has captured headlines over the last few days. Since the Louisiana Republican primary, Romney has garnered the endorsements of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
Even though Romney has received a tremendous amount of support from the GOP establishment, the three remaining candidates have pledged to stay in the race until August’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, especially Dr. Paul.
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