Primary Results For GOP
Published 4:10 pm Thursday, March 8, 2012
FARMVILLE – Mitt Romney won Virginia's Super Tuesday GOP primary and topped Ron Paul in Prince Edward and Cumberland as part of that victory.
Paul and Romney were the only two names on the Republic ballot this week.
In Buckingham, Paul squeaked out a nine-vote victory over Romney.
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Statewide, Romney collected 43 delegates as Republicans head to this summer's national party convention and Paul garnered three Virginia delegates.
Romney won 158,050 votes to Paul's 107,470, or 59.5 percent to 40.5 percent, across The Old Dominion.
Voter turnout was dismal throughout the state, with Buchanan County showing the lowest turnout in Virginia, with just 1.18 percent voting. Lancaster County topped primary voting with 10.77 percent.
In Prince Edward, Romney won with 293 votes to Paul's 189, or 60.28 percent to 39.21 percent.
There were 11 non-votes, often regarded as “no” votes.
In Tuesday's election, just two of the GOP field managed to meet the requirement to get on the ballot and no write-in votes were allowed. Therefore, the 11 non-votes were regarded as perhaps a protest by voters who didn't want to vote for either Romney or Paul.
Turnout in Prince Edward was 3.5 percent.
Buckingham's voter turnout was slightly higher, 4.7 percent, as Paul trimmed Romney by nine votes, 234 to 225, or 50.98 percent to 49 percent.
There were six “under votes” or non-votes.
Cumberland County saw Romney top Paul by 187 votes to 160 votes, or 53.89 percent to 46.1.