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Santorum sweeps double win in Alabama, Mississippi

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As voting comes to a close for the primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, voters in Hawaii and American Samoa also holding their caucuses tonight. Here’s a round up of the latest news, commentary and opinions from readers and voters across the nation. (Please refresh the page to see the latest content, with the newest tweets being posted at the top.)

The delegates are “proportional” which means there will be an even to close split of Delegates between the 3. #withnewt

— Kelly (@KLSouth) March 14, 2012

Gingrich trying to play victim card about his own expectations. He's got a losing record in states that touch GA. 1-3 so far.

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 14, 2012

New York Times delegate count: Santorum gets 12, Gingrich 7, Romney 6 in Alabama so far.

— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) March 14, 2012

RT @thecaucus: In his speech tonight, Rick Santorum says he will win the G.O.P. nomination before the convention.

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 14, 2012

And now the "Game On" girls are singing at the Santorum event.

— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) March 14, 2012

Santorum: This campaign is about ordinary folks doing extraordinary things, sort of like America…going out there & exceeding expectations.

— Juana Summers (@jmsummers) March 14, 2012

Santorum on Romney: “For someone who thinks this race is inevitable he spent a whole lot of money against me."

— Nico Hines (@NicoHines) March 14, 2012

Romney spokesman says on CNN that their goal was to win delegates, not states.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 14, 2012

Here's a brief look at moment of spontaneous prayer at Santorum HQ party. http://t.co/xUmABUJE

— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 14, 2012

Will be a late night waiting for results from American Samoa and HI but a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted in MS and AL. #Mitt2012

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 14, 2012

NBC News declares Rick Santorum as the projected winner in Alabama – GOP Primary

— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoPBS) March 14, 2012

Huck won AL with 41% in 2008; Santorum set for 33%. Landslide, momentum, etc.

— daveweigel (@daveweigel) March 14, 2012

The room here at Santorum HQ does not appear to know yet that NBC News called AL for Santorum… waiting for the cheers any moment

— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 14, 2012

68% reporting in Mississippi, Santorum remains in first place with 33%. Romney in third with 30%. #CNNElections

— Mark Joyella (@standupkid) March 14, 2012

The crowd for @RickSantorum in Lafayette, LA. http://t.co/MjyDUhMd

— Juana Summers (@jmsummers) March 14, 2012

AL GOP chair Bill Armistead: Gingrich should quit if he loses 2x tonite. "If you cant win your nabes over I dont know how you win others''

— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) March 14, 2012

RT @jonfasman: Doors have been open at Gingrich HQ for a while, but crowd's still pretty thin

— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) March 14, 2012

First results from Lafayette County (Oxford/Ole Miss) has Romney up 42-26% over Gingrich, Santorum at 23%

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) March 14, 2012

Update: @NBCNews now says it is 'too close to call' the Mississippi, Alabama GOP primaries; it is a 3-way race

— Breaking Politics (@breakingpol) March 14, 2012

As of 9:10pm ET, the votes go as follow:

AL, with 2% reporting:
Santorum:35%
Gingrich: 29%
Romney:28%
Paul: 6%

MS, with 9% reporting:
Santorum: 33%
Romney: 31%
Gingrich: 29%
Paul: 5%

Alabama votes delayed as election officials check citizenship status of each ballot

— daveweigel (@daveweigel) March 14, 2012

Light turnout so far at Newt HQ in #Alabama http://t.co/lZIyfV6e

— Bonney Kapp (@bonkapp) March 14, 2012

Mississippi results for the others: Rick Perry 11, Michele Bachmann 6, Jon Huntsman 4, Gary Johnson 4.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) March 14, 2012

Bloomberg poll: Obama 47, Romney 47. Indies: Romney 49, Obama 41.

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 14, 2012

CNN exit poll of college graduates in Alabama: Santorum 38% Romney 32% Gingrich 26%.

— Christian Heinze (@CPHeinze) March 13, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/13/countdown-to-finally-tally-of-al-ms-primaries/

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