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AP: Romney wins Mass., Vt. primaries

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Full results, and more, from all Tuesday primaries can be found at http://abcnews.go.com/politics

By STEVE LeBLANC
Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) - Mitt Romney has cruised to an easy primary win in Massachusetts, a state he governed for four years and one the other GOP candidates all but conceded.

Romney handily beat Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich, who put little effort into trying to deny him a victory.

Massachusetts has 41 GOP delegates up for grabs.

Romney returned to the state to cast his ballot at a senior center in Belmont, where he and his wife Ann own a condominium and where the couple raised their family.

Romney said his "campaign is on the move and real change is finally on the way" as he addressed supporters Tuesday night at the Westin Copley Place hotel in Boston.

With Barack Obama facing no competition on the Democratic ballot, voting appeared light.

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By LAURIE KELLMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are in a tight race to win the Republican presidential primary in Ohio.

With 36 percent of Ohio's precincts reporting, Santorum has 39 percent and Romney has 36 percent. Santorum has also won Tennessee and Oklahoma, while Romney has won primaries in Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia as voters went to the polls in 10 states.

Newt Gingrich has won in his home state of Georgia.

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PRIMARY RESULTS FROM MASSACHUSETTS AND VERMONT

MASSACHUSETTS
President Dem – Primary
1,659 of 2,163 precincts - 77 percent

  • Barack Obama (i) 96,802 - 89 percent
  • No Preference 12,440 - 11 percent

President GOP – Primary
1,645 of 2,163 precincts - 76 percent

  • Newt Gingrich 12,713 - 5 percent
  • Ron Paul 25,887 - 9 percent
  • x-Mitt Romney 197,553 - 72 percent
  • Rick Santorum 32,688 - 12 percent
  • No Preference 1,378 - 1 percent
  • Michele Bachmann 667 - 0 percent
  • Jon Huntsman 1,600 - 1 percent
  • Rick Perry 712 - 0 percent

AP Elections 03-06-2012 21:49

VERMONT
President GOP – Primary
144 of 260 precincts - 55 percent

  • Newt Gingrich 2,520 - 8 percent
  • Ron Paul 7,475 - 25 percent
  • x-Mitt Romney 12,191 - 40 percent
  • Rick Santorum 7,074 - 23 percent
  • Jon Huntsman 593 - 2 percent
  • Rick Perry 258 - 1 percent

AP Elections 03-06-2012 21:49

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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