Gingrich Clinches 23 of S.C.'s 25 Delegates

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the two remaining delegates

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich dominated the South Carolina Primary, but he didn't come away with a shutout.

The South Carolina Republican party announced Monday that Gingrich won 23 of the state's delegates, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney earned the final two.

Romney carried the first Congressional district, marking his only success in an otherwise failed stumble in South Carolina.

Gingrich won 11 at-large delegates for and earned 12 more after winning the other six Congressional districts.

South Carolina had its number of delegates cut in half by the Republican National Committee because it to maintain first-in-the-South status. As a result, only 25 delegates were up for grabs, instead of the usual 50.

Gingrich earned 40.43 percent of the vote statewide, while Romney earned 27.85 percent. A record 605,710 people voted during the primary.

Mimi February 09, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Well to answer your question about the koch snorting brothers contributions, first of all they only donate to education when they have the authority over what is taught and which teachers are permitted. They don't donate a dime unless they have a political agenda simple as that. As far as your race war I believe people will vote for Obama because he is the best choice doesn't have anything to do with color for MOST people. However I do believe that the Republicans are intentionally trying to fuel anger for those racists among us who wouldn't vote for Obama under any conditions, they cut off their right arm before they would vote for a black guy.
John H February 10, 2012 at 01:37 PM
To Stanley...(register by party)...agreed Opinion...The record turn out indicates that this primary generated significant political energy among voters of all affiliations. Restricting the voting prerequisite to Republicans would have given the RNC a true snapshot of who the frontrunner is within the party. The SC results were skewed by the open election. However it did bring to light that non republicans (Independants) are not sure about Romney. The prognosticators indicate that the independants will be the deciding factor in the national election.
stanley seigler February 10, 2012 at 03:51 PM
@John H, think some (most?) states do register by party...know CA does... BTW CA now has an open primary...then the top two regardless of party run in the general...if interested: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2011/02/12/california-open-primary-to-face-first-test/
John H February 10, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Thanks Stanley....I will look at that... think some (most?) states do register by party...know CA does... I believe in the Florida primary voters had to register as Republican in a prior election or one month prior. (verification needed). Opinion: Romney decimated Gingrich in that one due to out spending him 5 to 1 on negative ads. If this is the way it's going to go in the national election (the candidate with the biggest war chest in terms of super pac dollars) wins, the Republican nominee is going to have a rough time unseating the incumbant. Also opinion, I believe that SC hurt itself with the RNC in this one. SC may lose first in the south status in the next one. We lost deligates because we moved up the schedule to be first in the south. I believe because Florida tried to move theirs up. Anyone know why they didnt get penalized?? Dont know all the details on that one. If Romney gets the nomination over Gingrich. Wouldn't it be ironic if SC primary backed the wrong horse and Haley did. See Patch article "Haley second biggest looser in SC?"
John H February 10, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Yes... after they dug up additional information it was found that they were not dead yet. I couldn't resist the Monty Python reference.


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