Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Summing up Romney’s big wins: the delegate count

Mitt: 655 delegates
Rick: 278 delegates

Posting at The Fix (Washington Post), Aaron Blake sums up Romney’s delegate wins yesterday, April 3, compared to the few garnered by Rick Santorum:

Mitt Romney expanded his delegate lead significantly on Tuesday, taking at least 83 delegates from Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia and reinforcing that he is on a clear path for the GOP presidential nomination.

Rick Santorum, meanwhile, is projected to have won six delegates, with six yet to be determined.

Romney has expanded his delegate lead over Santorum to 655 to 278, according to the most recent AP projections. (For all the numbers, see the Post’s delegate tracker.)

The 83 delegates Romney won for sure makes Tuesday his second-biggest single-day delegate haul of the GOP primary season.

The former Massachusetts governor now has 57 percent of the delegates he needs to clinch the nomination. He only needs to win 42 percent of the remaining delegates in order to seal the victory.

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