Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won the New Jersey primary, according to the Associated Press, the first of five nomination contests today.
Romney surpassed the required number of delegates needed for his party’s nomination on May 30 with his victory in the Texas primary. With no active opposition, he was favored to easily win today’s other presidential primaries in California, South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana.
With 7 percent of New Jersey’s precincts reporting, Romney had 82 percent of the vote in the AP tally. Representative Ron Paul of Texas had 10 percent, followed by former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania with 5 percent and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia with 3 percent.
Republicans will formally nominate Romney, 65, at their national convention Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, Florida.
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