TNGOP: Tight Margins Delaying Exact Delegate Totals

It could be a couple weeks before Tennessee’s Republican party gives an exact count of the delegates each presidential hopeful picked up in Tuesday’s primary.

The state GOP says that’s because some district results were so close they want to wait until the state certifies the election late this month. In upper East Tennessee, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are said to have come within a few votes of each other for one delegate.

Meanwhile officials confirmed a separate statewide pool of delegates split with 12 going to Rick Santorum, 9 to Romney and 7 to Gingrich.

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