Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ron Paul Wins Big in Virginia Primary, Big Upset of Super Tuesday?

Exit polls and early vote counts show a closer result in Virginia than had been projected, with Ron Paul winning 35 or 40 percent of the vote there.

Paul and Romney are the only two candidates on the ballot in Virginia, and Romney will win big there. But, Ron Paul may be able to pick up one or two districts in the state, which would represent a major victory for the Ron Paul campaign in its quest to win delegates.

Virginia awards 13 delegates to a candidate who wins a majority of the statewide vote. But, delegates are awarded winner-take-all at the congressional district level.

According to Nate Silver of the New York Times, exit polls found that Paul could win one or two districts in the rural part of the state.

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