ALBANY, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney finished a five-state sweep Tuesday with a Republican presidential primary win in New York, election returns showed.
With 24 percent of the precincts tallied, CNN, CBS, NBC and The Washington Post all projected the former Massachusetts governor was victorious in New York, where 95 nominating convention delegates were at stake.
Returns posted by WNYC-AM, New York, gave Romney 57 percent of the vote to 17 percent for Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, 15 percent for former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia and 11 percent for former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who has pulled out of the race.
Romney also won in Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, taking more than 50 percent of the vote in each state. With about 695 delegates going into the day's elections, Romney forged much closer to the 1,144 he needs to officially win the GOP nomination at the party's national convention in Florida this summer.
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