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Michigan Mitt win: Actually a tie with Santorum when it comes to delegates

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WASHINGTON---Mitt Romney won the popular vote in the Tuesday Michigan primary--but tied with Rick Santorum when it comes to the number of elected delegates each gained from the Wolverine vote.

At stake were 30 elected delegates in Michigan: Romney and Santorum each won 15, according to the Associated Press.

Much of the focus on reporting results from primary and caucus states are on who gets the most votes. As important, is who wins delegates to the August Republican nominating convention in Tampa, Fl. The GOP nominee needs 1,144 delegates to win the nomination.

At the Detroit News well explained: "Romney, a Michigan native, won the statewide vote over Santorum 41 percent to 38 percent in a hard-fought primary. There are 30 delegates at stake in Michigan, 28 of which are awarded by congressional district -- two go to the winner of each district -- and the remaining two based on the statewide vote."

TEN STATES hold primary or caucus votes on this upcoming SUPERTUESDAY: My column on SuperTuesday is HERE.

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