Eleven states voted, and Romney won more than any other candidate, including that tight race in Ohio.
Romney has definitely solidified his lead. It looks like he's collected times as many delegates as his closest competitor. And in Ohio, just like he did in Michigan a week ago, Romney proved he can win a tough race.
It appears Mitt Romney eeked out a very narrow victory over Rick Santorum in Ohio - as little as one percentage point. CNN reports in an election where 1.2 million votes were cast, his margin of victory was only around 12,000. Newt Gingrich came in a distant third with Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) fourth.
On top of that, a county-by-county map of voting trends in Ohio which you can see by clicking here shows Santorum won the majority of territory even if Romney did win the total votes. The trend seems to confirm the ongoing issue Romney faces of not performing as well among middle- and low-income voters.
Of course the last time a vote came this close was Iowa, and the results there were later changed in favor of Santorum, so we may have to wait and see if these numbers hold.
Whether they hold or not, Romney took a firm stance Tuesday night. "I'm not gonna let you down. I'm gonna get this nomination," he told supporters.
Romney realizes it's all about delegates, and he's now got more than 400. It's a numbers game, and he's winning. "Tonight we're doing some counting, we're counting up the delegates for the convention and it looks good. And we're counting down the days until November and that looks even better."
Romney also won his home state, Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia, Idaho, Alaska and four delegates in Wyoming.
Santorum scored victories in Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota. "We have won in the West, the Midwest and the South - and we're ready to win across this country!" he proclaimed.
Newt Gingrich only won his home state of Georgia, and may end up with less than half the state's delegates. Santorum today is urging him to drop out. "We are not going to allow the elite to decide who we are allowed to nominate," said Gingrich.
As of Wednesday morning, CNN reported Romney had 404 delegates to his name -- more than twice any of the other candidates. Santorum had 165, Gingrich 106 and Rep. Paul 66. Click here for the latest numbers.
Congressman Paul's lower numbers are the result of not winning a single state outright so far this election cycle. He had hoped to win the caucus states Tuesday, but he lost them all. Still, he told supporters, his message is being heard.
With Super Tuesday behind, the focus now turns to contest in the south and plains states. Newt Gingrich will be in Alabama today. Santorum's headed to Kansas and Mississippi.
Arkansas' primary is set for Mary 22. It's an open primary, which means everyone can vote, regardless of party affiliation.