Mitt Romney smashed his Republican challenger Rick Santorum on Sunday to win Puerto Rico’s presidential primary.

CNN projected Romney the winner with 83% of the counted votes. He won all the territory’s 20 delegates to the Repubican convention.

“Those people who think Latinos won’t vote for a Republican need to take a look at Puerto Rico,” Romney told a crowd outside of Chicago. “I intend to become our nominee and I intend to get Latino voters to vote for a Republican and take back the White House.”

Earlier, Santorum, Romney’s closest challenger, had an unfortunate slip of the lip when he called Puerto Rico a “Spanish-speaking country” just as voters in the U.S. territory were going to the polls in the GOP primary.

Santorum’s verbal hiccup came as he tried to explain his earlier stance that Puerto Rico’s residents would have to speak English if they attained statehood status.

“There were requirements put on other states when they came into the union that English be the principal language. … It was a condition of admission to statehood, and that’s simply what I’ve said,” Santorum told ABC’s “This Week.”

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