Republicans in Central New York vote in Primary Election
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:05:53 GMT —
Central New Yorkers are among voters heading to the polls in five states Tuesday.
Mitt Romney has a chance to substantially boost his convention delegate tally when New York Republicans vote in the state's presidential primary.
New York has 95 delegates, the most of any of the five East Coast states holding primaries Tuesday. Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania are also holding primaries.
Romney is looking to add to his wide lead over Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul in the nomination race. Polls have shown Romney with a commanding lead in New York. His nearest competitor, Rick Santorum, quit campaigning.
While Ron Paul is in third place, his supporters are vocal. He spoke to a crowd of thousands at Cornell University last week.
New York Republicans once hoped to play a major role in the primary, but those hopes faded as Romney solidified his front-runner status. The former Massachusetts governor has already begun focusing more on the general election against President Barack Obama.
Polls in New York are open until 9 p.m. Check with your county's Board of Elections to find your polling place.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report