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Mitt Romney defeats Paul in Virginia’s GOP primary

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney defeated Ron Paul by a 60 to 40 percent margin in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Virginia, with local results in line with the state figures. Voter turnout across Virginia was extremely low, according to the State Board of Elections, with just over 5 percent of registered voters showing up to cast ballots.

Two of the four candidates still in the hunt for the GOP nomination—former speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum—were excluded from the Virginia ballot since they failed to satisfy all the requirements spelled out in State Code. Virginia was one of six states Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, won in this week’s Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses.

Romney captured the overall vote in both Gloucester and Mathews.

In Gloucester, voter turnout was just over seven percent, and Romney received 54.47 percent (1,016 votes) compared to 45.52 perce...

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