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Former Gov. Romney Wins GOP Primary In Mass.

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Former Gov. Mitt Romney looks at his ballot with his wife Ann as he votes in the Massachusetts primary at the Beech Street Senior Center in Belmont, Tuesday. (AP)
Former Gov. Mitt Romney looks at his ballot with his wife Ann as he votes in the Massachusetts primary at the Beech Street Senior Center in Belmont, Tuesday. (AP)

Mitt Romney has cruised to an easy primary win in Massachusetts, the state he governed for four years and one the other GOP candidates all but conceded.

Romney handily beat Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who put little effort into trying to deny him a victory.

Massachusetts has 41 GOP delegates up for grabs.

Romney returned to the state to cast his ballot at a senior center in Belmont, where he and his wife Ann own a condominium and where the couple raised their family.

Romney said his "campaign is on the move and real change is finally on the way" as he addressed supporters Tuesday night at the Westin Copley Place hotel in Boston.

With President Obama facing no competition on the Democratic ballot, voting appeared light across the state.

Unofficially, the city said, 6 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Boston Tuesday.

South of the city, East Bridgewater Town Clerk Marsha Weidenfeller said turnout in that town, which has leaned Republican in recent elections, was light.

"I've had people come to my office and say, 'Well, we don't even know that there's an election today,' " she said.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

This program aired on March 6, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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