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article imageMitt Romney wins popular vote in all five Republican contests

By Andrew Moran     Apr 24, 2012 in Politics
New York - Will former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney inch closer to the nomination after Tuesday’s nights five GOP contests? Can Texas Congressman Ron Paul amass delegates and make an impact? What about Newt Gingrich? Here is the complete live coverage.
Romney has been declared the winner in all five states: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
"After 43 primaries and caucuses, many long days and more than a few long nights, I can say with confidence – and gratitude – that you have given me a great honor and solemn responsibility. And, together, we will win on November 6th!" said Romney during a campaign speech in Manchester, New Hampshire, who focused his attention to the general election against President Barack Obama.
"Four years ago Barack Obama dazzled us in front of Greek columns with sweeping promises of hope and change. But after we came down to earth, after the celebration and parades, what do we have to show for three and a half years of President Obama? Is it easier to make ends meet? Is it easier to sell your home or buy a new one? Have you saved what you needed for retirement? Are you making more in your job? Do you have a better chance to get a better job? Do you pay less at the pump?"
A total of 231 delegates are up for grabs Tuesday. Connecticut will have 25 out of its 28 delegates at stake, while the remaining three are labelled as superdelegates with two being two Republican Committee representatives and one being the state party chairman.
Meanwhile, Delaware, a winner-take-all state, has 17 delegates on the line. New York will have 95 delegates being fought for and is a winner-take-all state, unless there is no clear winner, in which the delegates are then allocated proportionally.
Pennsylvania is a loophole primary and has 72 delegates at stake. 16 of Rhode Island’s 19 delegates will be allocated proportionally and three delegates have already pledged to Romney.
This is a breaking news story so please check back throughout the night for continuous updates.
Below are the results for the remaining candidates the state of Connecticut (60 percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: 10 percent | 5,253 votes
Ron Paul: 14 percent | 6,952 votes
Mitt Romney: 67 percent | 33,996 votes (declared winner)
Below are the results for the remaining candidates the state of Delaware (98 percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: 27 percent | 7,659 votes
Ron Paul: 10 percent | 2,984 votes
Mitt Romney: 57 percent | 16,057 votes (declared winner)
Below are the results for the remaining candidates the state of New York (five percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: 16 percent | 3,171 votes
Ron Paul: 16 percent | 3,168 votes
Mitt Romney: 56 percent | 11,325 votes (declared winner)
Below are the results for the remaining candidates the state of Pennsylvania (50 percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: 11 percent | 21,198 votes
Ron Paul: 13 percent | 26,970 votes votes
Mitt Romney: 56 percent | 111,761 votes (declared winner)
Below are the results for the remaining candidates the state of Rhode Island (99 percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: six percent | 789 votes
Ron Paul: 24 percent | 3,080 votes
Mitt Romney: 63 percent | 8,228 votes (declared winner)
The next GOP contests will be held on May 8 when the states of Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia hold their respective primaries. A total of 132 delegates will be at stake.
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