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Nevada Caucus Results 2012: Live Updates

02/04/2012 07:28 pm ET | Updated Feb 26, 2012

Going into the 2012 Nevada caucus, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is favored to come out on top of the results. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum are nevertheless looking to make a splash with their respective performances.

(Click here to check out HuffPost's Nevada caucus results map, which will update with real-time data as the numbers come in.)

HuffPost's Ryan Grim and Sam Stein report:

The state's contest comes at an ideal time for the former Massachusetts governor. Knocked off balance by Newt Gingrich in South Carolina, Romney picked up the must-win Florida primary. Nevada is a chance to deal Gingrich a quick second blow, and it's home turf for Romney. The state's outsized Mormon population came out big to Friday's rally, came out big in 2008 for him, and will come out big again Saturday. That leaves Gingrich battling for second place with Ron Paul, whose large and energized organization here threatens to put him past both Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

Check out the live blog below for the latest developments out of the Silver State.

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