Georgia Republican primary – March 6, 2012
Newt Gingrich was expected to win the Super Tuesday Georgia primary easily, and he did. The only real question was whether he could crack to 50% mark and get more delegates. Georgia was the largest state of delegates on Super Tuesday 2012, and Gingrich won, but didn’t crack the 50% mark. He did beat second place Romney by over 20% though. By winning Georgia, Newt Gingrich had won a total of two states as of Super Tuesday. He was expected to win in Alabama and Mississippi as well, but he didn’t. He might end up with just two state wins for this primary season. His stated goal now appears to deny Mitt Romney a majority of delegates before the August Tampa Republican convention. Romney needs 1,144 delegates to become the nominee.
|Georgia Republican Primary – March 6, 2012 – 76 delegates (binding)|
|Presidential Candidate||Home State||Primary Votes||Delegates|
|Mitt Romney||Newt Gingrich||Rick Santorum||Ron Paul|
|Popular Vote||1,831,529 (40%)||983,337 (28%)||1,083,276[ (24%)||506,414 (11%)|