Newt Gingrich won Muscogee County with 40 percent of the vote, election results show.
Gingrich, who represented Georgia in Congress and served as Speaker of the House, took 3,866 votes in Muscogee County. Mitt Romney took second place in the county, with 2,863 votes, or 30 percent.
Rick Santorum followed with 2,383 votes, or 25 percent. Ron Paul took 452 votes, or 5 percent.
President Barack Obama, the only candidate in the Democratic Party's primary, garnered 2,171 votes in Muscogee County.
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Vote totals for Muscogee County were unavailable until about 6:30 a.m. today because of computer problems. All of the memory cards and computer tapes showing vote tallies from touch-screen voting machines were at the Columbus Government Center elections office. But workers found they could not upload that information to a central data-management system, said Muscogee County Elections and Registration Director Nancy Boren.
No votes from the 28 precincts had been lost, Boren said.
Election workers were in contact with consultants at Kennesaw State University to address the issue. Workers arrived at 2:15 a.m. today and began replacing a computer server, Boren said.
Muscogee County was able to count 659 mail-in absentee Republican ballots, which unlike memory cards from touch-screen machines are tallied by an optical-scan system that reads every pen-marked paper ballot.