Santorum wins Southwest Michigan delegates

Mitt Romney may have won Michigan's primary, but he will not get all 30 of the state's delegates. Michigan gives two delegates to the winner in each of its 14 congressional districts and two delegates to the winner of the popular vote state-wide.

Voters in both Berrien and Cass Counties favored Santorum, along with the other counties in the 6th District, indicating the two delegates would go to Santorum.

Exit polls estimated approximately ten percent of voters on Tuesday were Democrats who took advantage of the state's open primary where voters "declare" their party at the polling site and chose to vote as a Republican, instead of a Democrat.

The polls indicate of those who think of themselves as a Democrat, 53 percent voted for Santorum, 17 percent voted for Ron Paul and 17 percent voted for Romney. Romney and Santorum were in a statistical tie among those who think of themselves as Independents. Santorum made a last minute push for Democrats and Independents to vote in the primary.

"I will totally vote for President Obama. I'm a totally a President Obama supporter, but I could vote today and I did. I felt like I’m sending a message to Mitt Romney and calling himself a native son for one, but this was my way of expressing my Democrat-ness," said PJ Canonie-Bubin, a Democrat who voted for Santorum.


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