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Romney takes 55 percent in Yates primary

    TRI-COUNTY AREA—Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was victorious in the New York State Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, April 24.
    As was the case with overall voting in the state, Romney received the highest amount of support from residents in Yates, Schuyler and Steuben Counties. Yates County had 557 voters turn out for the primary. 309 (55.48 percent) of those individuals cast votes for Romney; Paul got 117 (21 percent) votes; 72 (12.93 percent) residents came out in support of Gingrich; and 59 (10.59 percent) voted for Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and congressman.
    In Schuyler County, there were 562 voters. 253 (45.02 percent) voted for Romney; there were 167 (29.71 percent) votes for Paul; 77 (13.70 percent) residents voted for Gingrich; and Santorum got 65 (11.57 percent) votes.
    2,276 residents from Steuben voted in the election. In that county, there were 1,150 (50.53 percent) votes for Romney; 463 (20.34 percent) for Paul; 372 (16.34 percent) for Gingrich; and 291 (12.79 percent) for Santorum.
    According to the Associated Press, a total of 162,990 people voted in the election. Of that population, 103,142 (63.28 percent) voted for Romney. Texas Congressman Ron Paul received 24,947 (15.31 percent) votes. 20,720 (12.71 percent) people voted for former United States House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich. There were 14,181 (8.70 percent) individuals listed as voting for “other.”




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