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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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
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