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Mitt Romney sweeps Tuesday primaries

Mitt Romney won all five Republican presidential primaries Tuesday night, completing a sweep of contests in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Romney boasted more than 50 percent of the vote in all five states.

In Connecticut, with 91 percent of the expected votes in, Romney led Ron Paul 67 percent to 13 percent. In Rhode Island, with most of the expected votes counted, Romney led Paul 63 percent to 24 percent.

In Pennsylvania, with nearly all of the votes in, Romney had 58 percent. Rick Santorum, who dropped out of the Republican presidential contest earlier this month, followed with 18 percent of the vote.

In Delaware, with most of the votes counted, Romney led Newt Gingrich 56 percent to 27 percent. And in New York, with 75 percent of the expected votes in, Romney led Paul 62 percent to 16 percent.

CBS News estimated delegate count
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04/25/2012 5:33AM
Mitt Romney sweeps Tuesday primaries
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