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Report: Iowa Recount Puts Santorum Ahead By 34 Votes, Result 'Unresolved'
http://www.npr.org/blogs ^ | January 19, 2012 | by Mark Memmott

Posted on 01/19/2012 4:56:17 AM PST by RetSignman

Edited on 01/19/2012 6:28:01 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Rick Santorum has ended up 34 votes ahead of Mitt Romney after a recount of the results from the Jan. 3 Iowa Republican presidential caucuses, The Des Moines Register is reporting.

But, the newspaper adds, Iowa GOP officials say that results from eight of Iowa's 1,774 precincts "will never be certified" because they're missing — meaning the outcome remains basically unresolved, as the Register's headline says. Or, as one Republican official tells the Register, it's going to be viewed as a "split decision."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: iowa; iowalied4romney; iowatheinept; noconcessionbyromney; oneforone; romneythecheater; santorum; santorumwinsiowa; santorumwon
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Now that the truth is out about the 'HISTORIC WIN' for Romney does it matter?

You bet it does but it also shows that Iowa was in the tank for Romney and STILL is because they claim it is NOW a tie between Romney and Santorum...a TIE?

Well why do they say it is NOW a tie because there some precincts that will never be counted when the same facts existed when they claimed Romney was called the winner by just eight votes?

1 posted on 01/19/2012 4:56:23 AM PST by RetSignman
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To: RetSignman

Romney has only won the state where he was expected to.

No historic! No sweep!

The only thing Romney did in Iowa is take an undeserved victory lap.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:12 AM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: RetSignman

Infuriating, isn’t it?


3 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:31 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: RetSignman

Chico Marx in Animal Crackers describes the MSM selection process by redoing a selection game until Harpo is the one selected. Can’t find the clip, unfortunately.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 5:02:39 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: RetSignman
Now that the truth is out about the 'HISTORIC WIN' for Romney does it matter?

No. It only matters as a technicality now for those who like to keep score. It would have mattered more had this been revealed on Jan 3rd. It could have given Santorum a bigger and more sustained bounce (although I don't think it would have lasted much longer than it did). Too late now. Romney already reaped most of the benefits of the media hype and headlines back when it mattered.
5 posted on 01/19/2012 5:03:05 AM PST by TBBT
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To: edpc

[Infuriating, isn’t it?]

Iowa is now become just a ‘pay no mind state’ and I’m lovin’ it.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 5:04:11 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: TBBT

Agreed.

If it affects anything at all, it might slightly drop some of Romney’s support because it damages the “inevitable nominee” narrative, but I don’t think Santorum will get much out of it.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 5:05:06 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: edpc

Yes. This & illegal immigration makes my blood boil.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 5:09:10 AM PST by FES0844
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To: RetSignman
Yeah, few things of political importance come to mind where the IC is concerned. The "Dean Scream" was one. Obama's "upset" over Hillary was pretty big.

If those voters knew then what they know now about Obama, would they do it again?

Probably.

9 posted on 01/19/2012 5:09:51 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: TBBT

[No. It only matters as a technicality...]

TECHNICALITY? All we have been hearing on all the media is that Romney’s win in Iowa and New Hampshire was HISTORIC and now that has been debunked and you view it a mere technicality?


10 posted on 01/19/2012 5:11:51 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Utmost Certainty
He sure will. As a matter of fact he will have won one state and Mitt will have won another and Newt will have had a 4th and 5th place finish. Newt is also fixin to get hammered by the press tonight. Something about trading influence as Speaker to get Iraqi arms embargo lifted for 10 million. WaPo has the story and his wife is on with ABC tonight because she was the contact to get it done.

We should thank God once again we didn't back such a weak horse and get hammered in Oct. with it.

11 posted on 01/19/2012 5:11:58 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: RetSignman

So where are all the people that ragged on us that said the state was full of idiots?

I recall all types of talk about how we were being “elitists” for thinking that Iowa was a poor choice to hold anything first.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 5:12:15 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: RetSignman

This should queue up the “Destroy Santorum” machine on the left. Wonder what it will be? Maybe he had affairs with Newt’s wife in 1997 in exchange for oil rights in Bangladesh.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 5:13:12 AM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: RetSignman; writer33; Antonious
GREAT NEWS!......
14 posted on 01/19/2012 5:13:33 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: RetSignman

Because the Media and Faxu news said so: Romney is winner, uh no he isn’t: FACE <—EGG.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 5:14:53 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: RetSignman
BOY!!! Those pesky recounts, huh?

I live in WI; no vote is truly over until at least three recounts, five court mandated challenges, at least two take-overs of the state capitol, and four full re-call elections are held. So it takes a few years!!! So it costs five times as much as the original vote? So what?

Remember: this IS Wisconsin!

Just a side note....seems this only happens in WI when the rinos have the state government controls. When the libs do, nary a word is heard from the rinos.

Coincidence?

16 posted on 01/19/2012 5:15:08 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: RetSignman

On Fox right now the only words they are using right now is...IT’S A TIE!!!


17 posted on 01/19/2012 5:15:28 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: VanDeKoik

I’m so sick of this. Just wait until the general when we likely will question the results of dozens of states ..it could result in total chaos.

With all the technology we have and we still can’t count the frigging votes right???? Oh, but our good old IRS can count every penny if we owe them anything.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 5:15:47 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: normy

That “trading influence for $10mil to get Iraqi arms embargo lifted” is a non-story:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2011/12/why-i-hate-the-media-part-32850/


19 posted on 01/19/2012 5:16:20 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: TBBT

just wait young jedi..this may yet help so close to South Carolina it may deflate Romney (a bit).


20 posted on 01/19/2012 5:16:30 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: normy

“He sure will. As a matter of fact he will have won one state and Mitt will have won another and Newt will have had a 4th and 5th place finish. Newt is also fixin to get hammered by the press tonight. Something about trading influence as Speaker to get Iraqi arms embargo lifted for 10 million. WaPo has the story and his wife is on with ABC tonight because she was the contact to get it done.
We should thank God once again we didn’t back such a weak horse and get hammered in Oct. with it. “

This is why the Santorum people are so pathetic.

The so-called arms deal investigation stuff never went anywhere, and his ex has been hounding him for years. No one likes her and she is just going to rehash more garbage she did in the 90s.

But like I said before, you guys are so desperate, you will gladly team up with Willard and the MSM to push your fantasy of purity Rick magically winning, which he isnt.

Maybe Rick’s PACs can team up with Ron Paul’s and run some negative ads?


21 posted on 01/19/2012 5:16:30 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: RetSignman
Wikipedia was quick, though. This is their running map of states won in the GOP primaries, caucus. One each for Santorum and Mittens:


22 posted on 01/19/2012 5:18:06 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum vs. Romney: 1 state a piece. **SANTORUM** is leading Conservative in Delegate Total To-Date)
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To: RetSignman

https://www.newt.org/donate


23 posted on 01/19/2012 5:18:57 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: RetSignman

Romney is now a proven fraud -- AGAIN


24 posted on 01/19/2012 5:21:27 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Buckle up, it’s going to be bumpy night at the debates tonight.


25 posted on 01/19/2012 5:24:19 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Diogenesis
ROMNEY CAMP? HELLO?

Two week delayed IOWA CAUCUS CONCESSION SPEECH AND CONGRATULATION TO SANTORUM?

When will it start tomorrow and on which networks?

26 posted on 01/19/2012 5:24:48 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum vs. Romney: 1 state a piece. **SANTORUM** is leading Conservative in Delegate Total To-Date)
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To: RetSignman

Quick call Matt Drudge and tell Coulter buddy that
The his Historic BS headline was a lie !
I think realizing that Drudge is playing the
Mittens Spin machine had been huge let down


27 posted on 01/19/2012 5:25:29 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: RetSignman

Friend of mine working in London who likes a bet had GBP 50 on Santorum to win Iowa about 10 days before the vote, at odds of 16/1. He’s more a Newt than a Santorum fan (though right now think he’d settle for either as the nominee) but he just thought the price was good value.

The bookmakers apparently paid out on Mitt as the winner the day after. Seeing as he has GBP 850 (USD 1300) at stake here, he’s going back there tomorrow to argue his case for being paid, on the basis of this result....


28 posted on 01/19/2012 5:25:45 AM PST by Zajko (Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.)
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To: RetSignman

outrages for romney to call it a tie! If it`s a tie being behind 34 votes, why is it not a tie when he was supposedly up by 8 votes?


29 posted on 01/19/2012 5:26:04 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: RetSignman

Yes that was the talking points issued by
State media and Fox wants to be a lefty
Network too !


30 posted on 01/19/2012 5:27:35 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Diogenesis

[Romney is now a proven fraud — AGAIN]

AND Iowa can no longer claim to be a ‘bell weather state’.


31 posted on 01/19/2012 5:29:39 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Yaelle
  Romney has only won the state where he was expected to.

  He's one in a row going into SC, where he is trailing Gingrich even with the conservative vote split 3 ways.
32 posted on 01/19/2012 5:30:30 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: RetSignman
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33 posted on 01/19/2012 5:32:06 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: TBBT

“It only matters as a technicality now for those who like to keep score.”

The same way Hussein’s ineligibility for the presidency is a “technicality”?


34 posted on 01/19/2012 5:38:22 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: RetSignman

What a shame this is, now it really counts for very little, had it been a ‘victory’ it would almost have certainly propelled him forward. He fizzled out quite quickly in NH, and has been relegated back down the pecking order, whereas Newt has risen again (I actually think that’s a good thing).

One wonders what dirty laundry there is around the Romney camp on this one......


35 posted on 01/19/2012 5:40:46 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: RetSignman
I think to some extent this hurts Newt since he is suggesting that Rick Santorum should bow out - get out of Newt's way.

Rick not only bettered Newt in each of the 1st 2 states, but it turns out that he actually beat everyone in Iowa.

36 posted on 01/19/2012 5:42:45 AM PST by thedrake
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To: VanDeKoik
Pathetic? I think it's more pathetic to jump from one horse to another every time their poll numbers move. That is truly pathetic and yes this is a story and big one.

Am I living in the movie Groundhog Day? It seems we have been having these conversations everytime all you jump to the next big thing.

Watch and see if Newts numbers don't tank because of this and good luck convincing the voters of "the real story" 3 days before the election.

37 posted on 01/19/2012 5:45:16 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: RetSignman

Now, a Romney’s win won’t be a historic screwing. It will be just a regular screwing.


38 posted on 01/19/2012 5:53:45 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: RetSignman

No one cares.

This script was written a year ago.


39 posted on 01/19/2012 5:53:59 AM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: normy

“That is truly pathetic and yes this is a story and big one.”

Big one?

“Watch and see if Newts numbers don’t tank because of this and good luck convincing the voters of “the real story” 3 days before the election.”

That’s what you hope, because, like I said, Rick’s people can only pray that the MSM and Willard can pin something on Newt so that their boring candidate can somehow win by default by assuming that the people of SC will dumb enough to fall for it.

It shows that they are desperate and willing to sacrifice their vaulted purity to get something more than a mucked-up win in Iowa.


40 posted on 01/19/2012 6:00:47 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Friendofgeorge

This is what passes for politics. Expect truth, ethics and logic to be casulaties in the war for the US Presidency.


41 posted on 01/19/2012 6:01:40 AM PST by dools007
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To: RetSignman

So, Santorum’s delegate count from Iowa increases from 0 to 0.


42 posted on 01/19/2012 6:04:16 AM PST by Happy Valley Dude
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To: RetSignman

Romney by 8 = WIN
Santorum by 34 = TIE

Got it!


43 posted on 01/19/2012 6:04:40 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: RetSignman

Chip Saltsman spokes person in Iowa...’Mitt has already sucked up all the gravy in Iowa’.

So he doesn’t matter? Has he ever heard of vomiting and gravy is so easy to throw up.


44 posted on 01/19/2012 6:05:28 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: RetSignman

Well the delegate count stays the same...


45 posted on 01/19/2012 6:06:43 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: normy

If the story as is some are claiming, then isn’t Marianne Gingrich herself a guilty accomplice to this?

Who paid her? That’s my question.


46 posted on 01/19/2012 6:07:20 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: RockinRight

[Who paid her? That’s my question.]

...and how much, my guess is fifty or sixty dollars.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 6:10:38 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: RetSignman

Wow - if Denver had just gotten one more point they would’ve tied New England


48 posted on 01/19/2012 6:12:11 AM PST by nomobs
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To: RetSignman

Beck will be in a total mild down mode today.


49 posted on 01/19/2012 6:13:46 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: LibsRJerks

“...we still can’t count the frigging votes right???? Oh, but our good old IRS can count every penny if we owe them anything.”

Of course. Our electoral process is completely corrupt, just like the damn political hacks that are in charge of it. It’s not about what the majority of voters want. It’s about the money. Always has been. Always will be.


50 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:06 AM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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