It’s been a long wait and to the relief of many political junkies, Super Tuesday finally came!
Today was a big day for Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. The candidates have fought through an extremely nasty campaign up until this point; resorting to personal attacks on each other’s character, integrity and dignity. It’s reached a point where former First Lady Barbara Bush said the campaign is “the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life.”
We got the results from 10 states, which include Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. In total, there were 419 delegates up for grabs.
Alaska, Idaho, and North Dakota conducted caucuses and the rest of the states used the primary system.
Amongst all the participating candidates, Mitt Romney has the greatest momentum, coming off a win in the Washington caucuses. Romney grabbed his home state of Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont, Ohio and Idaho caucuses.
Rick Santorum, who is Romney’s largest threat, looked to win Ohio, a key state in this election. Instead, he managed to win the Oklahoma and Tennessee primaries and North Dakota caucuses.
Newt Gingrich only won his home state of Georgia. He tweeted a reaction saying “It is gratifying to win my home state so decisively to launch our March Momentum.”
Ron Paul struggled in this election, and has yet to win a state. Many pundits concluded that Romney would come out on top, and they were right.
Check out the candidate’s delegate count and states won below.
Projected winner in Virginia with 59% of vote.
Projected winner in Vermont with 40% of vote.
Projected winner in Massachusetts with 72% of vote.
Projected winner in Idaho caucuses with 77% of vote.
Projected winner in Ohio with 38% of vote.
Delegate count: 382
Projected winner in Oklahoma with 37% of vote.
Projected winner in Tennessee with 37% of vote.
Projected winner in North Dakota with 40% of vote.
Delegate count: 156
Projected winner in Georgia with 47% of vote.
Delegate count: 85
Delegate count: 39