Live Blog And Results: Wisconsin, Maryland And D.C.
Filed by KOSU News in Politics.
April 3, 2012
Two states and the District of Columbia head to the polls today. The question tonight is whether former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will manage a big enough wins to make the hopes of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum seem like an unlikely dream. (Newt Gingrich isn’t expected to play much of a role in these contests.)
As Frank told us earlier, Romney is expected to win Maryland and the District of Columbia handily and if he takes Wisconsin with the same margin, it would further the sense that Romney will inevitably be the Republican nominee for president.
“It would also make his rivals’ arguments for staying in the race, especially those of Rick Santorum, the last not-Romney to pose a threat, sound ever more forced and divorced from political reality,” Frank added.
Polls in Wisconsin close at 9 p.m. ET; in Maryland and D.C. they close at 8 p.m. ET. If you’re looking for live county-by-county results, they are here: Wisconsin, Maryland, D.C.
We’ll live blog throughout the night, so hit refresh for the latest.
Update at 6:36 p.m. What’s At Stake?
Just for the record, here are the delegates at stake tonight:
– District of Columbia: 19
– Maryland: 37
– Wisconsin: 42
And here is NPR’s version of where we stand on the delegate front thus far.
– Mitt Romney: 464
– Rick Santorum: 205
– Newt Gingrich: 135
– Ron Paul: 34
Keep in mind that NPR’s count is different from other news organization’s count. One difference is that NPR does not track preferences of “unpledged” RNC members. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]