Mitt Romney won the Republican primary Tuesday in Vermont.

With 93 percent of voting districts reporting, Romney received 39.8 percent of ballots, followed by Ron Paul at 25.4 percent. Rick Santorum finished third with 23.7 percent, while Newt Gingrich was fourth with 8.1 percent, according to Real Clear Politics.

Vermont had only 17 delegates up for grabs, but the state could have played a major role if Romney had cleared 50 percent. Under the state's rules, the winner-take-all bounty applies only if a canidates gets a majority, rather than a plurality, of votes. In results such as Tuesday's, the delegates will be awarded proportionately.

Polls in Vermont were among the first to close on Super Tuesday, when 10 states held primaries or caucuses.