Romney, Santorum split Michigan delegates

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Despite winning the popular vote in Michigan's primary, Mitt Romney will split his home state's convention delegates with second-place finisher Rick Santorum.

They each won 15 of the state's 30 delegates.

Michigan awards most of its delegates based on results in each
of its 14 congressional districts - handing out two for winning each district. The other two delegates are awarded proportionally, based on the statewide vote.

Each candidate won seven congressional districts, while Romney
won statewide with 41 percent of the vote to Santorum's 38 percent.

Romney leads the overall race for delegates, with 167. Santorum
has 87 delegates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has 32 and
Texas Rep. Ron Paul has 19.

It takes 1,144 delegates to win the Republican nomination for
president.


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