Capping a nominating process that began in January, delegates at the Republican National Convention took the next step Tuesday evening in choosing Mitt Romney as their presidential nominee.
As a representative from each state took to the microphone - in alphabetical order - they announced the number of delegates to vote in favor of Romney. The representative also noted the number of delegates for Republican opponent Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex. (Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich released their delegates to Romney so their delegates were not announced). Delegates from New Jersey officially pushed Romney over the top.
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