Romney tops 50% in final Nevada tally
February 6th, 2012
07:51 AM ET
11 years ago

Romney tops 50% in final Nevada tally

(CNN) – Mitt Romney won Saturday's Nevada caucuses with his highest portion of a state's vote yet, just over 50%, according to certified results released Monday by the Nevada Republican Party.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who also won the state's GOP caucuses in 2008, received more than twice the votes of his closest opponent.

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finished in second place with just over 21% of the vote. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas placed third at 18.7%, and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania earned 9.9%.

Romney was at 48% as of late Sunday, when results were available for 71% of precincts. In the 2008 race there, he landed 51.1% of the vote and Paul registered at 13.7%.

Nearly 33,000 Republican voters participated in this year's caucuses, 11,000 less than in 2008.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. diridi

    This means, only 50 percent of Republicans are voting in Nevada. Rest are for other clowns. No rational mind from Dem. Ha..ha...ha...Obama2012.

    February 6, 2012 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  2. Tony in Maine

    Why is the media ignoring the obvious?

    Nevada has a significant Mormon population.

    Gingrinch expects to do better in the deep South why?

    Because Romney is a Mormon and Protestant evangelicals come unstuck about that.

    This is like watching talking heads announce that the threat of mayhem in the Middle East is the reason for the latest price hike. It's greed, folks, pure and simple greed. Right now Republican conservatives have their knickers in a knot over Romney's religion.

    February 6, 2012 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  3. GI Joe

    Lowest turnout in a long time - mostly mormons. Guess he SHOULD have topped 90%. But he failed.

    February 6, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  4. Buster Bloodvessel

    Who cares? He's fizzled already. Nobody's going to vote for that android.

    February 6, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Romney should have won this race. It's right next to Utah. It's almost another backyard. But, I am surprised that Christian conservatives have not coalesced around a single candidate yet.

    February 6, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  6. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    So Willard finally broke even in a race. I am looking forward to the day when one of these four Marx brothers finally goes over the half-way point. Will it be Mitto, Newto, Ricko or Rono?

    February 6, 2012 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  7. beevee

    Why is this such a big news. Is'nt it a foregone conclusion that Romeny will win neveda because of its highmormon population who will all support him and go out to vote.

    February 6, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  8. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who also won the state's GOP caucuses in 2008, received more than twice the votes of his closest opponent."

    And he still managed to lose voters from his 2008 campaign totals in Nevada. Not sure I'd trust my dog with this man, let alone my vote.

    February 6, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  9. Seattle Sue

    There are about 400,000 registered Republican voters in Nevada and only 33,000 participated in the caucus. Sounds like they are really fired up.

    February 6, 2012 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    Total number of people voting is actually down significantly: methinks there is as lack of enthusiasum?

    February 6, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  11. Bessy

    If he couldn't win Nevada he wouldn't win anywhere. That is like running in UTAH for crying out loud.
    A question, why aren't these caucus's all held the same day instead of this crap that drags out for months ?

    February 6, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  12. ST

    In the real sense he has lost or he has won by 40%. This is in regard to those who have participated 33,000 (in 2012) comparing with 44,000 (in 2008).

    February 6, 2012 09:27 am at 9:27 am |