Skip to comments.If Rick Santorum won Iowa, why is GOP calling it a 'split decision'?
Posted on 01/19/2012 8:26:06 AM PST by Qbert
The Iowa Republican Party will certify this month's presidential caucuses as a split decision between former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, citing missing data from eight precincts, the Des Moines Register reported on Thursday.
The party had previously awarded the contest to Romney, with an eight vote margin. The official certified caucus results are due out Thursday at 8:15 a.m. local time (1415 GMT).
The Register said the new count put Santorum ahead by 34 votes. However, results from any one of the eight precincts with "missing data" could hold an advantage for Romney, the Register reported.
"It's a split decision," the newspaper said, citing a party official in the state. There are too many holes in the certified total from the caucuses to know for certain who won, it said.
GOP officials discovered inaccuracies in 131 precincts, although not all the changes affected Romney or Santorum, the newspaper reported.
"The Iowa caucuses, with record turnout, were a great start to defeating President Obama in Iowa and elsewhere in the general election."
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"If Rick Santorum won Iowa, why is GOP calling it a 'split decision'?"
Because that's what Karl Rove instructed them to say...
They lost votes so they’re calling it a tie? Has this ever happened before in any election held in the United States? Incredible. The banana republic, formerly known as the United States of America, rolls on.
Because Newt Romney will provide the best scandals when it counts after the primaries. Santorum is boring to the media.
Poor Willard (About to go 1 for 3 this weekend - winning only his liberal home state of NH)
Oh, let’s just look at the sources here:
Al-Reuters, who embeds their reporters with al-Qaeda?
And of course, the GOP-E who desperately wants Willard to win so he can take a dive against the Kenyan Muslim?
Why, we can’t IMAGINE why they’d say such things.
because romney won the majority of the news coverage that was wrong, and santorum will win the small bit that remains that is right.
Just ask yourself this: Would it be called a “split decision” if Ron Paul or Sarah Palin had come in a close second to Milt, instead of Rick Santorum narrowly defeating him?
"They lost votes so theyre calling it a tie?"
And this is the state that gets the great honor of going first.
So then, a 9 vote win by Romney over Santorum is a WIN for Romney, with Santorum in second place; but a 34 vote win by Santorum over Romney is a TIE between Romney and Santorum...
Because there are 8 precincts NOT REPORTING.
Also points out the tiny amount of votes in all of Iowa anyway. SC will have more voters Saturday than all of Iowa and NH combined by FAR.
8 votes, 34 votes, Iowa, a blue state. Does not matter.
Because 8 more votes for your guy is a victory, but 34 more votes for the other guy is a split decision.
What will they say when Newt wins in S.C. even after tonights dirt dump?
"So then, a 9 vote win by Romney over Santorum is a WIN for Romney, with Santorum in second place; but a 34 vote win by Santorum over Romney is a TIE between Romney and Santorum...Got it!"
Exactly. Add this to the "truck" on caucus night that supposedly was brining more votes for Romney, the late night delay in counting votes, the fishy stuff going on with the Virginia ballots, etc., and it's obvious they're trying to steal this for Mittens.
Because the Establishment GOP are in the tank for Mittens! They “Lost” the ballots so they couldn’t be certified and hand a win to Santorum....So Mitt went out with the GOP stamp of approval and declared victory. I hope SC throws a big Monkey Wrench into the plans of the GOP bums that want Mitt!!
So what do you want them to call it?
Take a gander at McCain's opposition research from 2008 on Romney that got leaked yesterday. It pretty much sent me over the edge last night. How in the h.e.double L the GOP can run Romney as a Repub is beyond me ..... absolutely disgusting and then some (still mad about it). Obama will eviscerate him.
"Because there are 8 precincts NOT REPORTING. Thats why.
Yes, I know that. The question is- why aren't they reporting? What is this "missing data" that somehow disappeared at the last second?
Pony Express problems?
because he won by what 8 votes
GOP = Goofy Offal Putzes
GOP = Goofy Offal Putzes
“If Rick Santorum won Iowa, why is GOP calling it a ‘split decision’?”
Consequently, real conservatism is red kriptonite to “good ole’ boy” republicans. That is what scares them to death and what Romney does not have.
"Alright, we'll call it a draw!"
The vote totals were so close that they both get the same number of delegates. The primaries aren’t winner-take-all the way the electoral college is.
Because the GOP establishment leadership are a bunch of lying no good scummy bastards that want Romney.
does that help?
I read that that is what Iowa decided to call it since there are missing votes and they can’t ever say for sure...is it is a tie.
Chairman Strawn will be on WHO radio at seven minutes past 11, if you’re interested in getting it on the radio. http://www.whoradio.com/main.html
You can call it whatever you want. Of the certified votes, Santorum is ahead by 34 votes BUT there are 8 precincts missing and evidently they will never be known so call it whatever you want that will make you happy. Please tune in to hear Matt Strawn: http://www.whoradio.com/main.html
I’d suggest they call it the same thing they called it when they thought Romeny had more votes than Santorum, but with the two names reversed: Namely, a narrow victory by Santorum over Romney.
Their headlines and press releases didn’t highlight the terms “tie” or “dead heat” when they thought Romney had won it.
Missing precinct information leaves an incomplete record.
No delegates are awarded from this caucus as they are in the early process of county, congressional districts, etc. meetings all leading up to the state meeting in June which finally picks the national delegates. Who knows by then how the chosen delegates will align.
Karl Rove and the GOP establishment need their sorry butts whipped. I am so sick of this wing of so called conservatives. We just gotta eliminate Romney and all his orbitals.
Its Newt...he is the only one who can stand up and face all of the O’s BS with facts, clarity and conservative truths.
The $Grand Old Party, is turning to be the party that isn’t worth $0.02 cents.
Rove, Romney, Newt, OMG, we can’t do any better than this?
When Romney was ahead it wasn’t a tie or a split decision.
Tells you who the new media wants.
I actually heard Rove say yesterday on Hannity’s radio show.....(paraphrase)Looks like Santorum might’ve won Iowa but if Romney wins SC it is a historic 3 time win. Noones ever done that.
There is no doubt Santorum is 34 votes ahead of Romney. This would never have happened if this had not been a photo finish and human error is involved.
I did hear them say this is the most accurate and complete certification they have ever had. I guess it just shows the falibility of humans.
Strawn made a valid point that with Perry dropping out, and we have four candidates left and they are the top vote getters in Iowa. Iowa provides candidates who are less well financed an opportunity to showcase their strength and Iowa provided that--for sure for Santorum. If it had not been for Iowa, Santorum would have been out a long time ago.
GOP establishment fuzzy math.
For the record, I will NOT vote for Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is a White Obama with an R by his name. No Thanks!
‘splain this to me
To my way of thinking, Romney and Rove are Conservatives to the power of zero.
While Newt talks a great line, debates well, seems to be knowledgeable about our Constitution, I still note infractions that tell me he isn’t that sound when it comes to his politics. With his cheating on his spouses, and buying into the man-made global warming thing, he rates a ranking of being a Conservative to the power of 0.5.
Santorum's margin probably more than squares what the MSM had been touting as Mitt's the past 2 weeks. And although the Iowa GOP isn't counting these 269 votes they have changed their stance and are now admitting Rick won the state. I hope there is an outbreak of journalism in the state and it in some way validates the above votes. 4/8 of those precincts and 162/269 of those uncertified voters were in one county, Lee, so just one good reporter could do most of it.
Got it! Thanks!
Iowa is not supposed to matter.
Iowa with open registration and similar same day sign up nonsense is a joke. Iowa and NH clearly have outlived their relavence to the nation as “first primary states”.
BTW NH, dispite continued hissy fits, Iowa is first.