KALAMAZOO (WKZO) – Mitt Romney won the Republican presidential primary in Michigan as Tuesday night’s election called Romney the victor around 9pm. Despite being “Michigan’s favorite son”, winning the state was no easy task for the former Massachusetts governor.
The marginal Romney win was only by 3 percent after all votes were counted, leaving him with 41 percent of the vote and former senator Rick Santorum with 38 percent. Voter outcome for the state of Michigan turned out as follows:
- Mitt Romney- 409,120 votes, peak in Oakland County 9,671 votes
- Rick Sanoturm- 377,144 votes, peak in Oakland County 9,008 votes
- Ron Paul- 115,778 votes, peak in Oakland County 19,168 votes
- Newt Gingrich- 65,002 votes, peak in Wayne County 9,632 votes
Romney was also the winner in Kalamazoo County taking home 9,671 votes leaving runner-up Rick Santorum with 9,008 votes.
Both candidates Romney and Santorum are taking 11 Michigan delegates respectively, leaving the current delegate count at Romney: 145, Santorum: 82, Gingrich: 29, and Paul: 18.
All four remaining candidates are now setting their sights on “Super Tuesday” campaigning in mostly southern states for the March 6 primaries. Super Tuesday is expected to make-or-break the candidates’ campaigns for the White House as most are expecting to see only one candidate remain in the race after votes are counted.