Illinois Primary Results: Mitt Romney Wins Big

Jake Tapper discusses the former Massachusetts governor's decisive win.
1:58 | 03/21/12

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Transcript for Illinois Primary Results: Mitt Romney Wins Big
Now to politics in Mitt Romney's big win. In the Illinois Illinois primary after narrow victories in major states in recent weeks Ronnie finally pulled off as you can see there a decisive victory. But his rivals are not dropping out. It's your voice your vote in ABC's Jake Tapper is in Chicago with the latest so just tell us what this latest victory means for Romney Jake. While it's one more decisive win in from Romney's march towards the nomination here's the most important man. For viewers to know there are about 12100. Outstanding. Delegates of those Mitt Romney needs to win about 45%. In order to win the nomination that is certainly. Achievable its closest rival Rick Santorum. Needs to win about 70%. Very unlikely so you're going to start to hear -- drumbeat. From individuals asking Santorum and others to drop out and what we heard from -- last night in his victory speech. We heard president Obama's name mentioned a timer to what's this message right now. It's very clearly a very stark choice between Barack Obama movies casting as a law professor. -- is a conservative businessman. Romney spoke last night almost as if he had clinched the nomination last night he's setting the stage for the choice as he wants to present to the voters. But coming up next we have Louisiana and we know Santorum did very well down south last week winning -- Mississippi. An Alabama but -- -- still feel the pressure to drop out. He absolutely well in fact one of the big Tea Party groups is already talking about how they think. Romney will be the nominee you're going to hear a lot of people suggesting that Santorum dropout he won't anytime soon. But at some point there's going to be some confrontation with the math problem BS it doesn't seem like he has he's not talking like that at all. Rick Santorum so it continues all right -- -- the -- Chicago thanks so much.

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