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March 19, 2012


Santorum Sees a Much Closer Delegate Race

Rick Santorum's campaign offered ABC News "a sneak peek at their in-house delegate tally, which still shows the former Pennsylvania senator trailing Romney but in a much better position to catch him."

Here's how the Santorum campaign sees the standings in the race for delegates: Romney 435, Santorum 311, Gingrich 158, Paul 91

Here is the ABC News delegate estimate: Romney 521, Santorum 253, Gingrich 136, Paul 50

"Their delegate equation largely rests on two key assumptions: First, that Arizona and Florida will eventually allocate their delegates proportionally rather than using their current winner-take-all scheme. Second, that delegate tallies in Iowa, Missouri and Washington State should be estimated based upon the preliminary results of ongoing county and district conventions, not on the initial 'beauty contest' votes."












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