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Santorum seeking to coax delegates

Rick Santorum’s campaign, pushed to the brink after losing badly to Mitt Romney in Illinois, believes it has found a way to cut into Romney’s delegate lead and potentially prevent the former Massachusetts governor from collecting the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential nomination.

Santorum’s unorthodox strategy centers on states where delegates are selected at local party conventions, after the popular vote has been held.

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