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Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Politics | 1 comment

Romney Wins Hawaii and American Samoa, Santorum Wins Alabama and Mississippi

If you’re just tuning in this morning, Mitt Romney has won Hawaii and American Samoa, but Rick Santorum has won Alabama and Mississippi. Despite calls from some quarters for him to quit the race, Newt Gingrich has pledged to soldier on, arguing that his strong second-place showing still makes him viable. Some will argue that Gingrich’s continued presence in the race is harmful to Romney, but others would argue that it helps Romney because it prevents Santorum from becoming the only alternative to Romney.

In any case, because of the wins in Hawaii and American Samoa, it appears that Romney has still won the night with the most delegates because of proportional delegation. According to the Real Clear Politics delegate chart, the delegate results from all the races yesterday are as follows:

Mitt Romney has picked up: 40 delegates
Rick Santorum has picked up: 35 delegates
Newt Gingrich has picked up: 25 delegates
Ron Paul has picked up: 0 delegates

(This information also noted on Dean’s World.)