Santorum grabs fourth in official NH tally
January 17th, 2012
11:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum grabs fourth in official NH tally

(CNN) – Official vote totals released Tuesday show Rick Santorum officially edging out Newt Gingrich for fourth in last week's New Hampshire primary.

The two candidates were locked in a virtual tie on the night of the election, which took place January 10. The results released Tuesday, which the New Hampshire Secretary of State's office said were the "final" numbers, show Santorum with 23,408 votes and Gingrich with 23,293. Both stood at 9.4% of the vote total.

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The numbers, however, remain uncertified, and are expected to change at least once more. Since both Santorum and Gingrich received less than 10% of the vote total, neither candidate will receive delegates from the Granite State.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary with 39.3%, followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 22.9% and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman at 16.8%.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Not sure it is going to matter in a few weeks after Romney rolls in SC & FL. I guess it boosts Santorum's campaign a very small amount.

    January 17, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. shoegazer

    "We're number four,we're number four." Just doesn't have the impact now does it? Santorum: heehee.

    January 17, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  3. Larry in Houston

    My opinion or prediction since I've been following or watching the 17 debates pretty close. Romney will win s.c. Perry will end up dropping out, after he "re-asesses" again. Santorum and Paul will be tied for 2nd place. "the Newter" will come in 3rd. "the Newter" / Santorum / – will go on to FL. ( so will Paul & of course Romney)

    January 17, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  4. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    All that vote tally tells me is that 90.6% of the Granite Staters had the common sense to not vote for Santorum.

    January 17, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |