Mitt Romney will win the Illinois Republican primary, CNN projects.
The former Massachusetts governor is vying for the bulk of the 54 delegates at stake, which are awarded proportionally. Romney holds a wide delegate lead over the other major GOP presidential candidates, earning more delegates than the other candidates combined, according to CNN estimates.
A total of 1,144 delegates are needed to secure the Republican nomination ahead of the party's convention in Tampa, Florida, at the end of August.
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