Posted at 8:00 PM on February 7, 2012
by Catharine Richert
Filed under: Politics
We're one hour into the Minnesota caucuses, and Rick Santorum has the lead.
The Secretary of State's website shows that 88 precincts - or roughly 2 percent - have reported results so far.
One of those precincts is Nobles County, where MPR News reporter Mark Steil reports that Santorum has won with 112 votes. Ron Paul placed second with 14, Mitt Romney came in third place with 12, and Newt Gingrich is fourth with 6 votes.
At 8 p.m., here's how the state-wide results break down:
Newt Gingrich - 133 votes
Ron Paul - 202 votes
Mitt Romney - 136 votes
Rick Santorum - 458 votes.
Check the Secretary of State's website frequently, because precincts are reporting by the minute.