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Romney Takes Primary in Southington

Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican candidate for president in the 2012 general election, won Southington's GOP primary in dominating fashion.

It's safe to say that the Connecticut GOP Presidential Primary was most decidedly secondary in the minds of most Republicans in Southington Tuesday.

The overall turnout at Connecticut polls for the Republican presidential primary  was less than impressive, but only 13 percent of voters — 786 out of the eligible 6,097 — cast their ballots at one of 11 polling stations that were open in Southington, with 529 of them voting for Romney.

A similar phenomenon was felt statewide, prompting a senate bill that would allow registrars to operate fewer polling places when voter turnout is expected to be low. Simsbury Democratic Registrar Karen Cortes is spearheading the move and will meet with legislators Wednesday to discuss Senate Bill 218, "An Act Concerning Polling Places for Primaries."

Here are the vote totals for Southington:

TOTALS

Mitt Romney .......... 529

Ron Paul ............... 120

Newt Gingrich ........ 98

Rick Santorum ....... 65

Uncommitted ......... 8

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DISTRICT BREAKDOWN

District 1

Mitt Romney, 70; Ron Paul, 16; Rick Santorum, 8; Newt Gingrich, 7; uncommitted, 1.

District 2

Mitt Romney, 46; Newt Gingrich, 11; Ron Paul, 9; Rick Santorum, 9

District 3

Mitt Romney, 33; Ron Paul, 18; Newt Gingrich, 11; Rick Santorum, 9; uncommitted, 1.

District 4

Mitt Romney, 37; Ron Paul, 5; Newt Gingrich, 4; Rick Santorum, 3.

District 5

Mitt Romney, 67; Ron Paul, 16; Newt Gingrich, 14; Rick Santorum, 6.

District 6

Mitt Romney, 67; Ron Paul, 11; Rick Santorum, 8; Newt Gingrich, 5; uncommitted, 1.

District 7

Mitt Romney, 48; Ron Paul, 11; Newt Gingrich, 9; Rick Santorum, 3; uncommitted, 1.

District 8

Mitt Romney, 39; Ron Paul, 12; Newt Gingrich, 10; Rick Santorum, 2.

District 9

Mitt Romney, 26; Ron Paul, 7; Newt Gingrich, 4; Rick Santorum, 2.

District 10

Mitt Romney, 29; Newt Gingrich: 10; Ron Paul, 8; Rick Santorum, 3; uncommitted, 2.

District 11

Mitt Romney, 44; Rick Santorum, 8; Newt Gingrich, 7; Ron Paul, 7; uncommitted, 1.

Absentee Ballots:

Mitt Romney, 23; Newt Gingrich, 6; Rick Santorum, 4; Ron Paul, 3; uncommitted, 1.

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