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Breaking: Santorum Wins Iowa: GOP Elites Declare Race A Tie
America's Conservative News ^ | 01/19/2012 | America's Conservative News

Posted on 01/19/2012 8:24:43 AM PST by ElIguana

Joyce Morris, a poster on Facebook, may have best described the frustration that is being felt by GOP voters: "The Iowa Republican Party has been caught in a lie and with their pants down trying to orchestrate a win for the 'Establishment' candidate, Romney. Isn't it interesting that on caucus night a lead of 8 votes was touted by all as a win for Romney but a lead of 34 for Santorium is a tie?"

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: iowacaucus; romney; santorum

1 posted on 01/19/2012 8:24:53 AM PST by ElIguana
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To: ElIguana

FUMR !


2 posted on 01/19/2012 8:27:14 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: ElIguana

Congrats to Senator Ricky Santorum!!!

Sorry, Willard — you’re about to go 1 for 3, winning only your home state :~{


3 posted on 01/19/2012 8:28:20 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: ElIguana

Those republicans talk just like a democrat.....how strange they belong to different parties...


4 posted on 01/19/2012 8:28:38 AM PST by goat granny
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To: ElIguana

If they declare it a “tie” does that mean Santorum and Romney each get half of the state’s convention delegates?


5 posted on 01/19/2012 8:33:14 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: ElIguana

Kinda funny how that works isn’t it. Mitt is the hands down winner with an 8 vote undeclared lead but its a tie when the official vote falls in Santorum’s favor.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 8:33:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: ElIguana

Wow...the GOP is such a stinking pile...


7 posted on 01/19/2012 8:34:32 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: cripplecreek

I smell a lawsuit coming from the RS people..and deservedly so.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 8:35:09 AM PST by alamogal
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To: ElIguana

The GOP needs to die.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 8:35:42 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ElIguana

We already knew who the GOP “elites” fair-haired child was. This is just the confirmation. I wonder what the head elitists Rove and Krauthammer have to say about this today.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 8:35:56 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: alamogal

I guess I’m not sure what they would sue for? Bragging rights?

The delegate count will still be the same.


11 posted on 01/19/2012 8:37:08 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: ElIguana

Reminds me of when the Democratic leadership took a bunch of Hillary’s delegates and gave them to The Messiah. Remember that?


12 posted on 01/19/2012 8:38:47 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: ElIguana

The reason they declared it a tie is because there are 8 pricincts that cannot be certified as they have lost the ballots.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 8:40:55 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: afraidfortherepublic; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; AuH2ORepublican; BlackElk; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

14 posted on 01/19/2012 8:43:37 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: SENTINEL

Congrats to Rick Santorum and may I add, you won it by all the hard work on the ground contrasting yourself with the others. Not by bashing your fellow competitors and spending a lot of money to destroy the others.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 8:47:35 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: Lazlo in PA

I never did believe Romney won Iowa. Between the truck on the way with the votes story and then the lost votes story and two hours passing in pure mystery, then Rove coming on saying it will probably lean towards Romney later, I felt sure Romney lost Iowa. I was right.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 8:50:24 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: ElIguana

"Alright, we'll call it a draw!"

17 posted on 01/19/2012 8:52:49 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ElIguana

Have we ever heard how many Palin write-ins there were? Do you suppose we ever will?


18 posted on 01/19/2012 9:05:24 AM PST by Josephat (The old claim your evengelizing people who haven't heard the gospel, but go to a Catholic country tr)
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To: ElIguana

“Isn’t it interesting that on caucus night a lead of 8 votes was touted by all as a win for Romney but a lead of 34 for Santorium is a tie?”

Funny, but 5 minutes before I read this, I was saying the same thing to my husband, and he said I should post it on the internet. Now I don’t have to. lol


19 posted on 01/19/2012 9:32:53 AM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Mitt is the hands down winner with an 8 vote undeclared lead but its a tie when the official vote falls in Santorum’s favor.”

GOP establishment fuzzy math.


20 posted on 01/19/2012 9:35:13 AM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: ElIguana

It won’t make any difference to Mr. and Mrs. Average US Voter since it won’t be announced as loudly as they announced Mitt the winner. It’s all about Romney and they’ll do anything to get him the nomination. Crooked politics and crooked msm.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 9:35:53 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: cripplecreek

Iowa GOP Chair Matt Strawn is responsible for the ‘tie’ comment. He didn’t mean it literally, explaining now that Santorum won unequivocally. Since no delegates are at stake based on the straw vote, Strawn has been slow to acknowledge how seriously many take it.

It does appear several ‘missing’ precincts were an attempt by Romney supporters to take votes away from Santorum.


22 posted on 01/19/2012 11:08:51 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: PapaBear3625

The Iowa caucus straw vote does not award ANY delegates, one way or the other.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 11:10:58 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

So Iowa does not have a say in the nomination?


24 posted on 01/20/2012 4:32:02 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Iowa chooses national convention delegates in June at the state convention. By then, the nominee will almost certainly be known and long-time party regulars will make up most of the delegates.

Affluent party regulars favor Romney, so he will be over-represented if the delegation is split. Assuming Santorum got Huckabee supporters from 2008, he will also be over-represented among national delegates from Iowa. I’d expect Paul to get about half the delegates he’d be entitled to were it actually proportional representation.


25 posted on 01/20/2012 5:58:26 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ElIguana
“”The Iowa Republican Party has been caught in a lie and with their pants down trying to orchestrate a win for the ‘Establishment’ candidate, Romney. “

Oh that's horsecrap. All the do nothings that never get involved and help with any party events or elections, can sit back and spew this crap.
People that never get involved; sit behind their keyboards and make this this stuff up.

It was a very close race. Reps from all of the candidates were at every place ballots were counted (if they wanted to be).

Having been involved myself; I find it annoying to have outside people with no knowledge of events to somehow say things were were rigged.
That's just garbage.

We knew that night it was a tie essentially; we know now it was essentially a tie.

26 posted on 01/20/2012 6:11:40 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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