Romney wins Arizona - and Yavapai County
Mitt Romney coasted to victory in Arizona's Republican Presidential Preference Election Feb. 22.
Statewide, Romney had a 20-point lead over Rick Santorum. It was a little tighter among Yavapai County voters, but they still opted for the former Massachusetts governor by a nearly 10-percent margin.
Yavapai County had a 53 percent voter turnout among Republicans. Statewide the turnout was 38.11 percent.
In Arizona, Romney had 216,805 votes, or 47.27 percent of the 458,631 people who voted on a chilly day. In Yavapai County, his total was 11,716 votes, or 40.42 percent.
Santorum earned 122,088 votes in the state (26.62 percent) and 8,888 in Yavapai County (30.66 percent).
Newt Gingrich had 74,110 votes statewide (16.16 percent) and 5,587 in Yavapai County (19.28 percent).
Ron Paul pulled in 28,753 votes in Arizona (8.45 percent) and 2,399 in Yavapai County (8.28 percent).
The win give Romney all of Arizona's 29 delegates. On the same night, he won a close race against Santorum in Michigan, winning by 3 percentage votes. The two will split those delegates.
The Green Party was the only other political party participating in the Presidential Preference Election in Arizona on Tuesday. Of the six candidates, Jill Stein was the easy winner, landing 69.17 percent of the votes statewide (that's 350 people) and 78.57 percent (33 votes) in Yavapai County.
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