Mitt Romney’s 3-State Win Edges Toward Delegate Clinch

May 8, 2012 9:05pm

Romney won the presidential primaries in Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina. With three more victories under his belt, Romney moves closer to reaching the 1,144 delegates he needs to officially clinch the Republican Party’s nomination for president.

Romney received 63 out of the total 79 delegates allotted on Tuesday night, bringing him up to a total of 919 delegates.

The presidential primaries received little to no attention, from the media and from Romney himself on Tuesday. At this point in the cycle, barring an upset from Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the only other GOP candidate who is still in the race, the contests are mostly an accumulation of delegates.

Mathematically speaking, it’s likely that Romney will not reach the 1,144 until the Texas’s primary, which will take place on May 29.

The delegates were doled out on a proportional basis on Tuesday. Ron Paul picked up six delegates, and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, despite having dropped out of the race, picked up six and four delegates respectively.



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