Photos: Caucus night in Minnesota

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1 More than 200 Minnesota Republicans from Moorhead and the surrounding area turned out for Tuesday night's precinct caucuses at Moorhead High School. 
2 Five-year-old Jacqueline Hammond of Moorhead looks up at her dad, David Hammond, at Tuesday night's precinct caucuses at Moorhead High School. The Hammond family is supporting GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul. 
3 Ron Paul supporters, including Ryan Evelyth of Fargo, N.D., enthusiastically greet fellow Republican caucus-goers outside Moorhead High School in Moorhead on Tuesday night. 
4 Henry Stachyra Jr. waits for caucus participants at Rutherford Elementary School in Stillwater, Minn. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. A voter identification scanning systems was being tested at the Stillwater site. 
5 A driver's license is scanned at caucus attendees check in at Rutherford Elementary School in Stillwater, Minn. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The voter identification system was being tested in Stillwater. 
6 Volunteers count Republican presidential candidate ballots in the library at Rutherford Elementary School in Stillwater, Minn. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. 
7 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul speaks to his supporters during a caucus night event Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. 
8 Ron Paul supporter Nick Ulrich waves a handkerchief with a picture of Ron Paul printed on it during a caucus night event in support of the Republican presidential candidate Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. 
9 Oakport Township residents Harmen Tande, far left, Jerry Mykleseth, Parker Jacobsen and Andy Vanyo gather to tally paper ballots during Tuesday night's precinct caucuses for Republications at Moorhead High School. Of the 12 votes cast in this particular room, Rick Santorum was the clear leader with eight votes. 
10 David Hallman's GOP-themed tie seemed a fitting choice for Tuesday night's precinct caucuses at Moorhead High School. Hallman is the chairman of the Clay County Republicans. 
11 Room 126 at Moorhead High School was the place to be Tuesday night. That's where all paper ballots were hand-delivered to David Hallman, chairman of the Clay County Republicans. Here, Harmen Tande of Oakport Township delivers an envelope containing paper ballots to Hallman. Hallman's son, William, 8, is also pictured. 
12 Caucus attendees vote on a delegation selection process during a caucus at Rutherford Elementary School in Stillwater, Minn. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. 
13 Bruce Anderson tallies votes for Rick Santorum at a Republican Caucus held at Worthington High School on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. 
14 Paul Langseth leads the Nobles County Republican Caucus held at Worthington High School on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Rick Santorum won the straw poll by an overwhelming majority. 
15 John Sikma stands with those around him to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the Nobles County Republican Caucus held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.