Governor Fortuno Declares Romney The Winner Of The PR GOP Primary
Below, translation from El Nuevo Dia online newspaper:
According to data provided in the electoral monitoring center with 17% of votes counted, Romney has been done with the 82.99% of the votes, followed by former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, with 8.38%, the president of the House Newt Gingrich, with 2.55%, and Texas legislator Ron Paul, with 1.83%.
Gov. Luis Fortuño was who made the official announcement of the victory of Romney, whom he thanked for showing respect “to our problems and that these are the problems of all Americans.”
“This victory shows that we are all equal,” Fortuño said.
“Now is time to unite in a single Republican Party and take the message to the nation that we are with Romney,” he added.
Puerto Rico, a commonwealth of the United States provides 23 delegates, but three of them are “superdelegates” who are already designated in advance and can vote for whomever they choose.
This is the governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuño, and the GOP national delegate on the island, Zoraida Fonalledas, Romney supporters, as well as the local president of this political group, Carlos Mendez, who plans to vote for Newt Gingrich.
If confirmed, these results upon completion of the recount, Romney would do the 20 delegates at stake in today’s vote as the law states that if one candidate accumulates the support of more than 50% of voters all the notes.
However, if none had obtained a majority, delegates have distributed proportionally among the candidates.