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Could Typo Rewrite Caucus Histoy?
KCCI Des Moines CBS affiliate ^ | Jan. 5, 2012 | News Broadcast

Posted on 01/05/2012 6:25:43 PM PST by Catholic Iowan

"When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I've got a 20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa," True said. "Not Mitt Romney." True said at his 53-person caucus at the Garrett Memorial Library, Romney received two votes. According to the Iowa Republican Party's website, True's precinct cast 22 votes for Romney. "This is huge," True said. "It essentially changes who won."

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KEYWORDS: caucus; duplicate; interesting; iowa; santorum
In my opinion, Rick Santorum won the caucus regardless of whether this changes the final result, as he now has to be considered a player in this election cycle. However, I'd love to see the caucus end up being won by Santorum once the results are certified because of this!
1 posted on 01/05/2012 6:25:49 PM PST by Catholic Iowan
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To: Catholic Iowan

Eight votes is not a statistically significant difference. In all probability, there were little errors like this made all over the state. Either candidate may have gotten more total votes, and we will never know for sure.

2 posted on 01/05/2012 6:31:37 PM PST by Our man in washington
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