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Mayes County supports Santorum

March 08–Oklahomans went to the polls Tuesday in the Democratic and Republican primaries to cast votes in the presidential election.

Forty-three delegates were up for grabs in the Republican primary and 50 in the Democrat primary.

In Pryor, Mary Lou Carpender voted for Newt Gingrich in the Republican primary because, she said, he “has experience, he’s the right age, his sister’s gay,” which, she joked, “would make things interesting in the White House. “

William and Diane Crawford voted for pro-life activist Randall Terry in the Democratic primary “because I won’t vote for Obama. “v

He said he had seen Terry’s ads on television.

Diane said she voted for Terry because “he has good morals and values. “

President Barack Obama did have supporters at the polls Tuesday in Pryor.

Henretta Miller, 80, said regarding Obama, “The good Lord put him where he is and we want him to finish the job. ” She said racism is the reason some people don’t accept Obama. “I think 99 percent of his problems are attributed to the color of his skin,” she said.

Mary Cartwright, 88, was voting with her husband, Mark, 88, a veteran of World War II.

“It’s not fair (Obama) inherited these problems from the Republicans,” Mary Cartwright said.

She cited former President George W. Bush as a prime example of Republican troubles.

She said that she likes the Obama’s health care plan because she began nursing in 1942 and has seen a lot of hardships on people who didn’t have health care or any money.

Mark Cartwright said he couldn’t vote for anyone other than Obama, when he considered the Republican candidates.

Cartwright admitted to voting for “Dr. No the first time around. ” Dr. No is a reference to Sen. Tom Coburn, who is a physician and often casts a no vote on bills in Congress. Coburn endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

Lola Flint, 88, voted for Terry, saying she didn’t want to vote for Obama even though she believes the state of government is not all his fault.

Another World War II veteran, Wilfred Kester, 87, of Pryor said he voted for Romney in the Republican primary. “I think he’s a good man,” Kester said.

Oklahoma is one of 10 states which held Republican primaries or caucuses Tuesday. The other states are Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.

Democrats held primaries Tuesday in Georgia and Massachusetts, in addition to Oklahoma.

With 100 percent of the votes counted, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum swept Mayes County’s Super Tuesday Republican primary, gathering 1,040 votes, or 38. 05 percent of the vote.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich recieved 888 votes, or 32. 49 percent; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney recieved 500 votes, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul received 271.

Three candidates who dropped out of the race earlier garnered a few votes: Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann recieved 12 votes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry 17, and former Utah Gov. Jon Hunstman five.

In the Mayes County Democratic primary, Obama received 814 votes; Terry 437 votes; Oklahoma resident Jim Rogers 214; Bob Ely 129; Darcy G. Richardson 113.

Santorum won Oklahoma with 96,759 votes, followed by Romney 80,291, Gingrich 78,686 and Paul 27,572.

Obama won the Democratic vote state-wide with 63,028, followed by Terry 19,967, Rogers 15,328, Richardson 7,071 and Ely 5,227.

The Oklahoma primaries are closed primaries. Only registered members of that particular party may cast a ballot.

In Alaska, Romney won with 4,285 votes, followed by Santorum 3,860, Paul 3,175, Gingrich 1,865.

In Georgia, Gingrich won his home state with 424,918. Romney collected 233,177, followed by Santorum 176,159 and Paul 58,968.

Romney won Idaho with 27,514 votes. Santorum had 8,115, Paul 8,086, Gingrich 940.

In Massachusetts, Romney swept his home state with 265,110. Santorum received 44,255 votes, Paul 35,037, Gingrich 16,990.

Santorum won North Dakota with 4,510. Paul was second with 3,186, followed by Romney 2,691 and Gingrich 962.

In Ohio, Romney won with 456,513 votes. Santorum came in second with 446,225, followed by Gingrich 175,554 and Paul 111,238.

In Tennessee, Santorum won with 204,978. Romney pulled in 154,893 votes, Gingrich 132,146, Paul 49,782.

In Vermont, Romney won wtih 23,798. Paul followed with 15,225, Santorum 14,148, Gingrich 4,907.

In Virginia, the only two Republicans on the ballot were Romney and Paul. Romney won with 158,051. Paul had 107,470.

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