Romney set for easy Illinois win

US television networks were last night projecting that Mitt Romney had stormed to victory in the key Illinois primary vote. According to exit polls and early vote counts last night, moderate candidate Romney had nearly twice as many votes as nearest rival for the Republican presidential candidacy, Rick Santorum. Romney yesterday had 521 delegates to Santorum's 239 in the race for the 1,144 needed to win the nomination to face Barack Obama on 6 November.