Romney will win Puerto Rico's GOP primary, CNN projectsSubmitted by Bob-45 on Sun, 03/18/2012 - 19:36
[Guess Romney bought more stock in Diebold]
San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) -- Mitt Romney will win Sunday's Republican presidential primary in Puerto Rico, CNN projects, based on vote results obtained from local party and election officials.
At 7:22 p.m. ET, with about 18% of total ballots accounted for, the former Massachusetts governor had a substantial lead with more than nearly 20,000 votes -- or 83% of the votes.
Rick Santorum was a distant second, at 8% with slightly less than 2,000 votes.
The other two candidates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, were further behind with 3% and 1% of the vote respectively.