Florida Primary Results 2012: Live Election Updates

01/31/2012 06:17 pm ET | Updated Feb 26, 2012

Voters in Florida went to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in the state's presidential primary election.

Going into the contest, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was running ahead of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum by a comfortable margin.

Gingrich has signaled he will not abandon his pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination regardless of the outcome of Tuesday's primary.

Paul and Santorum are already looking beyond the Sunshine State. Both contenders will be holding election night events in Nevada.

Check out the live blog below for the latest developments out of Florida.

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