miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2012

Romney, a un paso de la nominación republicana

Tuesday's presidential primaries in Kentucky and Arkansas served one major function: ensuring that Mitt Romney can lock-up the delegates he needs to secure the nomination when Texas votes next week.

Heading into Tuesday's primaries, Romney was 152 delegates short of the 1,144 needed to secure the nomination. Kentucky and Arkansas together offered only 75 delegates, leaving Texas and its 155 delegates at stake May 29 to push the former Massachusetts governor over the finish line.

Charlie Black, a veteran GOP strategist, said reaching 1,144 figure is merely ceremonial at this point.
Según Associated Press, ayer Romney, con el 67% del voto, se llevó al menos 42 de los 45 delegados de Kentucky, y con el 68% del voto, al menos 33 de los 36 delegados de Arkansas. Así que ahora mismo acumula 1,065 delegados frente a los 119 de Ron Paul, único candidato que sigue captando delegados activamente. Santorum y Gingrich siguen en las papeletas pero han liberado a sus delegados.