2012 Iowa caucus final result count shows Rick Santorum won over Mitt Romney, GOP officials say

By on Jan 19, 2012 in International, Politics, United States Comments

The 2012 Iowa caucus final result count is now being believed to have a discrepancy, which some GOP officials saying that Rick Santorum won over Mitt Romney by 34 votes.



Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney
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In an exclusive report by Des Moines Register on Thursday, January 19, 2012, Republican Party of Iowa officials said that there are alleged inaccuracies in 131 precincts during the 2012 Iowa caucus, which was held last January 3.

According to the report, GOP officials in Iowa discovered that results from eight precincts are missing and any of them could hold an advantage for Mitt Romney, but will never be recovered and certified.

The report noted that the certified numbers are 29,839 for Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and 29,805 for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, with a turnout of 121,503 from all the 1,774 precincts.

As reported earlier, Romney was declared the 2012 Iowa caucus winner, beating Santorum with 8 votes only from all the 1,774 precincts throughout the Hawkeye State and later also won the New Hampshire primary.

Meanwhile, Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn have already announced the certified totals for the 2012 Iowa caucus at a news conference, but didn’t name an official winner and was dubbed as “a split decision”.

Hours later, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced in a press conference that he is withdrawing from the 2012 Republican presidential nomination and endorsed endorses Newt Gingrich as his presidential candidate.



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