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Caucus And Primary 2012 Results MAP: Colorado, Minnesota And Missouri Participate In The GOP Nomination Process

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Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri jumped into the presidential nominating process, holding their first official GOP events on Tuesday.

The projected results are based off of the AP's vote count, the same data represented in the maps below. No network entrance or exit polls were conducted for these contests.

The results of Colorado and Minnesota's caucuses and Missouri's primary could influence public perceptions about the Republican candidates, but they will likely play little role in the actual selection of the GOP nominee. These states have traditionally done little to help predict a future presidential nominee. In addition, because these states moved up the dates of their contests by as much as a month, the results are non-binding. Colorado, for example, won't officially assign delegates to the Republican National Convention until April 14.

For real-time counts of votes in each state, check out the maps below.

Map credits: Jay Boice, Aaron Bycoffe, Daniel Lee, Christian Rocha and Andrei Scheinkman

  Obama Romney
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332 206
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Popular Vote
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
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Democrats* Republicans
Current Senate 53 47
Seats gained or lost +2 -2
New Total 55 45
* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
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Republican leading
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Democrats Republicans
Seats won 201 234
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