The Wall Street Journal reports that, in addition to winning the Puerto Rico Republican presidential primary contest, Mitt Romney wins “all of the island’s 20 delegates at stake because he took more than half of the votes.”
With 11 percent of the vote tallied, CNN is projecting Mitt Romney to be the winner of the Puerto Rico GOP primaries.
At this time, Romney has 82 percent of the vote, Santorum 9, Gingrich 3 and Paul 1.
If Mitt Romney receives over 50 percent of the vote, he will get to claim all 20 Puerto Rican delegates.
Two factors seem to have helped Romney and hurt Santorum: Puerto Rico’s governor has endorsed Mitt Romney and Santorum’s big foot-in-mouth statements about English being a requirement for Puerto Rican statehood did not sit well with Puertorriqueños.
Santorum was — after all — not a Senador Puertorriqueño
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The author is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and a writer.