Skip to comments.Report: Iowa Recount Puts Santorum Ahead By 34 Votes, Result 'Unresolved'
Posted on 01/19/2012 4:56:17 AM PST by RetSignmanEdited 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."
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?
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.
Infuriating, isn’t it?
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.
[Infuriating, isnt it?]
Iowa is now become just a ‘pay no mind state’ and I’m lovin’ it.
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.
Yes. This & illegal immigration makes my blood boil.
If those voters knew then what they know now about Obama, would they do it again?
[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?
We should thank God once again we didn't back such a weak horse and get hammered in Oct. with it.
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.
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.
Because the Media and Faxu news said so: Romney is winner, uh no he isn’t: FACE <—EGG.
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.
On Fox right now the only words they are using right now is...IT’S A TIE!!!
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.
That “trading influence for $10mil to get Iraqi arms embargo lifted” is a non-story:
just wait young jedi..this may yet help so close to South Carolina it may deflate Romney (a bit).
“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?
Buckle up, it’s going to be bumpy night at the debates tonight.
Two week delayed IOWA CAUCUS CONCESSION SPEECH AND CONGRATULATION TO SANTORUM?
When will it start tomorrow and on which networks?
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
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....
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?
Yes that was the talking points issued by
State media and Fox wants to be a lefty
Network too !
[Romney is now a proven fraud — AGAIN]
AND Iowa can no longer claim to be a ‘bell weather state’.
“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”?
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......
Rick not only bettered Newt in each of the 1st 2 states, but it turns out that he actually beat everyone in Iowa.
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.
Now, a Romney’s win won’t be a historic screwing. It will be just a regular screwing.
No one cares.
This script was written a year ago.
“That is truly pathetic and yes this is a story and 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.
This is what passes for politics. Expect truth, ethics and logic to be casulaties in the war for the US Presidency.
So, Santorum’s delegate count from Iowa increases from 0 to 0.
Romney by 8 = WIN
Santorum by 34 = TIE
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.
Well the delegate count stays the same...
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.
[Who paid her? Thats my question.]
...and how much, my guess is fifty or sixty dollars.
Wow - if Denver had just gotten one more point they would’ve tied New England
Beck will be in a total mild down mode today.
“...we still cant 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.