Mitt Romney has completed a five-state sweep of Republican presidential primaries, adding a victory in New York to earlier wins in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware.
The five primaries held Tuesday are the first since Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign two weeks ago, essentially conceding the GOP nomination to Romney.
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Romney is still about 400 delegates short of the number he needs to formally gain the GOP's presidential nomination this summer. The party's final decision will be made at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
In Connecticut, with 90% of the votes in, Romney led won 67%, in Rhode Island he won 63% and in Pennsylvania, with nearly all of the votes in, Romney had 56%.
Romney garnered 56% of the votes in Delaware and 51% in New York.
"A better America begins tonight," Romney told his supporters. "Tonight is the start of a new campaign to unite every American who knows in their heart that we can do better. The last few years have been the best that Barack Obama can do.
"But it's not the best America can do. Tonight is the beginning of the end of the disappointments of the Obama years."
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