Illinois Republican primary – March 20, 2012

In a state that is a lock for Obama in November of 2012, Mitt Romney crushed Rick Santorum, taking 42 of 54 available delegates. Early left wing media reports suggested that Illinois would have a record low turnout for this primary. But the media hacks lied again as this year’s primary had more votes than 2008. For instance, CBS in Chicago lies and claims it was lowest turnout for a Republican primary in 70 years. I guess it’s just that progressive liberal math hard at work again. In 2008 there were a total of 899,422 votes cast in the Republican primary. This year there were 921,781 votes. Last I checked 921,781 was larger than 899,422.



Illinois Republican Primary – March 20, 2012 – 54 delegates (binding)
Presidential Candidate Home State Primary Votes Delegates
Mitt Romney Massachusetts 430,535 47% 42 77%
Rick Santorum Pennsylvania 322,831 35% 12 23%
Ron Paul Texas 85,872 9% 0 0
Newt Gingrich Virginia 73,362 8% 0 0
Others 1% -

 

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Mitt Romney Rick Santorum Newt Gingrich Ron Paul
Popular Vote 4,070,110 (40%) 2,758,186 (27%) 2,182,075 (22%) 1,068,148 (11%)
Estimated Delegates 558 252 155 78
States/territories won 16 10 2 0
Website mittromney.com ricksantorum.com newt.org ronpaul2012.com
Source: Wikipedia