Mitt Romney has won the popular vote in Michigan.
Precincts Reporting - 96%
- 41.0% Mitt Romney - 395,360 votes
- 37.9% Rick Santorum- 366,146 votes
- 11.6% Ron Paul - 112,232 votes
- 6.5% Newt Gingrich - 62,858 votes
As we reported earlier, Michigan's 30 delegates will be awarded by the popular vote (2 delegates), and for winning each of the 14 congressional districts (2 delegates for each district).
As of 11:55 this evening, the Michigan Republican Party is still determining the final delegate count.
NPR has projected that Mitt Romney has won the popular vote in Michigan. The delegates for the 14 congressional districts in Michigan still remain to be tallied.
Rick Santorum has taken the stage in Grand Rapids, saying they've put up a good fight in his opponent's backyard.
"The people of Michigan looked into the hearts of the candidates in Michigan... and all I have to say is, I love you back," said Santorum.
The New York Times reports that "Mitt Romney has received a larger share of the vote than in 2008 in 62 of the 76 Michigan counties to have reported at least some results so far."
A good sign for Mitt Romney.
More from Mark Memmott at NPR.org:
- From NPR's Don Gonyea: "Santorum crowd's hope for knock-out punch in MI fading as incoming vote totals now trending wrong way for them." (link) 3 minutes ago
- Here's how the AP is characterizing the race in Michigan: "Mitt Romney ... is pulling ahead of Rick Santorum." 4 minutes ago