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Did Ron Paul just win his first caucus?


Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul reportedly won the U.S. Virgin Island caucuses Saturday, although it was reported rival Mitt Romney secured the victory.

According to the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Republican Party results, Mr. Paul won with 29 percent of the votes, followed by Mr. Romney at 26 percent.

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum placed in third with six percent, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at three percent of the votes.

In contrast, The Associated Press and several other major media outlets reported Mr. Romney as the winner of the Virgin Island caucuses, because he actually comes away from the election with more delegates.

The win results in Mr. Paul picking up one delegate vote, while Mr. Romney will pick up seven delegates because of the unique Republican Party rules applying to the winner of the islands’ caucuses.

The Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign team is reporting the caucuses as a victory for the Texas congressman.