Tue., March 6, 2012 9:24pm (EST)

Gingrich Holds On To Lead
By Dominick Brady
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Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Newt Gingrich in a comfortable lead.  (Photo courtesy of the Wall Street Journal)
Newt Gingrich in a comfortable lead. (Photo courtesy of the Wall Street Journal)
Election results find Newt Gingrich with a comfortable lead in Georgia's Presidential Preference Primary.

Tuesday night Gingrich jumped out to an early lead early. With just 1% of precincts reporting, several news outlets declared Gingrich the Georgia winner.

With 73% of precincts reporting, Gingrich has 48.7% of the vote. Romney has passed Santorum to take over second place with 23.5%. Santorum trails with 20.7%.

Keep track of election results at the Secretary of State elections results site.

Photos from GPB's live coverage in partnership with WABE are located in a photo-set below.