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Wyoming Caucuses 2012: Romney Tops Statewide Straw Polls

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Mitt Romney has won the 2012 Wyoming caucuses, CNN projects.

The Republican presidential candidate, and former Massachusetts governor, reportedly claimed 39 percent of the votes cast in the Cowboy State, compared to the 33 percent garnered by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The other two remaining candidates in the race for the Republican nomination, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, won projected totals of 20 percent and 8 percent of the vote, respectively.

About 2,100 people voted in countywide caucuses held across Wyoming over the past three weeks. The results were non-binding, and none of the state's 29 delegates will be awarded at this time, though they do serve the function of electing delegates to Wyoming conventions held later this month. As ABC News put it: "If Romney’s win tonight is any indication, he’ll receive more backing than his competitors from Wyoming’s unbound national delegates at the [Republican National Convention] in Tampa, Fla., this August."

County conventions will occur from March 6 to 10, and elect 12 delegates to the RNC. A state convention in April will send another 14 delegates. "None of those delegates will be allocated (or 'bound') to any presidential candidate," ABC News reported, "though each will have to announce support for a particular candidate or 'undecided.'”


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