Merrimack Chooses Romney by a Landslide
Paul finishes second with fewer than half Romney's votes.
Most had little doubt on the outcome. Mitt Romney was going to win the ticket in New Hampshire, the question was by how much, one Rick Santorum supporter said last night at Santorum's party headquarters.
Around the state, the voters spoke and Romney did, in fact, win. And by a much larger margin than his eight-vote defeat of Santorum in last week's Iowa Caucus.
According to WMUR's polling results, with 95 percent, or 287 of 301 precincts reporting, Romney had taken the state with just shy of the number of votes second and third place finishers Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman tallied combined.
Newt Gingrich and Santorum spent much of the night jockeying for fourth place while Rick Perry and Buddy Roemer barely made it out of the starting gate.
In Merrimack, though, the residents Patch talked to at the polls were all pretty well split, Romney took the town by a landslide with 2,448 votes to second-place finisher Ron Paul's 1,206 votes. The remaining candidates in Merrimack also fell in line with the state.
Below are charts of Merrimack and the state results from Tuesday's election. Neither chart is the official version of results as the state results were still coming in and the Merrimack results won't be finalized until later today.
|Craig "Tax Freeze" Freis||DEM||15|
|Rick Santorum||GOP||22,685||9 %|