Rick Santorum Won Iowa Caucus by 34 Votes

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THE RESULTS:
 Santorum finished ahead by 34 votes
MISSING DATA: 8 precincts’ numbers will never be certified
PARTY VERDICT: GOP official says, ‘It’s a split decision’

Rick Santorum – Final total: 29,839 Change: -168
Mitt Romney – Final total: 29,805 Change: -210

It’s a tie for the ages.

There are too many holes in the certified totals from the Iowa caucuses to know for certain who won, but Rick Santorum wound up with a 34-vote advantage.

Results from eight precincts are missing — any of which could hold an advantage for Mitt Romney — and will never be recovered and certified, Republican Party of Iowa officials told The Des Moines Register on Wednesday.

GOP officials discovered inaccuracies in 131 precincts, although not all the changes affected the two leaders. Changes in one precinct alone shifted the vote by 50 — a margin greater than the certified tally.

The certified numbers: 29,839 for Santorum and 29,805 for Romney. The turnout: 121,503.

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4 thoughts on “Rick Santorum Won Iowa Caucus by 34 Votes

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  2. Since we know both parties and news sources have data on every precinct that would show who likely would have prevailed in those precincts what I would like to see is a breakdown on both the missing precincts and those that changed so we can get an impression on what may have been behind the confusion. Statistics in such an evenly split race would demand that the anomalous precincts and missing precincts should roughly be split between Romney leaning precincts and Santorum leaning precincts. If it’s not then there is an indication of some other cause than random.

  3. These new results mean that Rick Santorum, not Newt Gingrich, is the current runner-up to front runner Mitt Romney. We shall see what happens from here. But after watching Newt’s head swell like a helium balloon in characteristic fashion after his strong SC debate performance, I am more convinced than ever that Newt is nothing more than an ego in search of power. Every time Newt is pleased with himself, he becomes pompous and arrogant. If Newt becomes the nominee, his egotistical personality will be the ticking time bomb that ultimately goes off and takes us all down with him. Add to that Gingrich’s immorality and hypocrisy in his personal life, and a disaster is ensured. So at this point, Rick Santorum is the only sincere and viable conservative alternative to Mitt Romney.

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