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Mitt Romney wins Wyoming caucuses

at 10:40 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Mitt Romney has won the Wyoming caucuses, according to results released Wednesday by the state Republican Party.

The final results from the caucuses, which were held at various points over the last three weeks, show Romney winning the presidential preference straw poll portion with 39 percent of the vote, compared to 32 percent for Rick Santorum, 21 percent for Ron Paul and 8 percent for Newt Gingrich.

The final results rolled in from Sweetwater County on Wednesday, and the results there helped Romney expand his lead on Santorum slightly.

Just more than 2,100 people voted in the straw poll portion of the caucuses, which has no direct bearing on how the state’s 29 delegates will be awarded. (The same was the case in other caucus states like Iowa, Colorado and Minnesota, it should be noted.)

But a win is a win for Romney, who has now won seven of 12 states to hold contests thus far this year, including victories in the Arizona and Michigan primaries on Tuesday.

Wyoming’s delegates will start being selected at county conventions starting on Super Tuesday on March 6.

 
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