SUPER TUESDAY: In Virginia Romney Beats Paul In A Head To Head Contest

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The networks didn’t call it right away. But they’ve called it. With 99%% per cent of precincts reporting the results are: 

Mitt Romney: 59%

Ron Paul: 41%

No one else was on the ballot. 

Virginia changed its ballot access laws, and that meant only the most organised campaigns could even hope to attract enough signatures to get on the ballot. That left it a competition between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. 

Gingrich, who is a registered voter in the state, declined to vote at all. 

According to CNN’s exit polls, Paul won just a few blocs of voters in virginia. He won voters between 33-40  and unmarried men. He also won independent voters who aren’t aligned with either major party. And he won among those saying that abortion should “always be legal” though that isn’t the obstetrician’s position. 

Romney won almost every other category of voters in every region of the state. 

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