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Santorum wins in Iowa!! (kinda)

Timothy Kincaid

January 19th, 2012

“Wasn’t that weeks ago?” you may be wondering. “And didn’t Romney win by 8 votes?”

Mitt Romney 30,015
Rick Santorum 30,007

Well, that was with 100% of the precincts counted. But now that the Iowa Republican Party leadership has officially “lost” eight precincts, the official winner is Rick Santorum:

Rick Santorum 29,839
Mitt Romney 29,805

No, I’m not making this up. In a scenario that could only be dreamed up by Dodgson, the leadership of the Republican Party in the great state of Iowa have “officially” declared Santorum to have received more votes than Romney in their (meaningless) caucus tally. (WaPo)

“It’s done,” said a party spokesman, who asked that his name not be used. About the missing votes, he said: “We never got ‘em. We tried to track ‘em down, and for whatever reason, we don’t have them.”

Romney graciously chose not to debate the validity of a tally based on “lost” ballots, saying, “The results from Iowa caucus night revealed a virtual tie . . .We once again recognize Rick Santorum for his strong performance in the state.”

But in characteristic manner, Rick Santorum gloated.

This latest defeat of Governor Romney in Iowa is just the beginning, and Rick Santorum is committed to continuing the fight as the clear, consistent conservative voice in this race.

I’m guessing that Rick Santorum actually believes that when they lose your opponents votes, it means that you’ve “defeated” him. The Box of Rocks, which has been enjoying some quiet time with its family, said through a spokesman, “I really pity that man. He is dumber than… well… it’s hard to come up with a comparison.”

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Mary in Austin
January 19th, 2012 | LINK

I think the entire Republican presidential line-up this year is right out of Alice in Wonderland, only meaner.

Varburg
January 19th, 2012 | LINK

The lost precincts actually favored Santorum, who had 81 votes to Romney’s 46 total there.

Rob in San Diego
January 19th, 2012 | LINK

Hip hip hooray, we should all be happy that Ron Paul (who hasn’t said 1 thing about gays or taking away our rights in this whole campaign)didn’t win!

Because WE are rooting for all the other candidates who are out to destroy us.

I hope the Frothy-Mix wins the nomination so I can vote for him and we can loose all the rights that we have gained over the last couple of years.

Hmmm, I wonder if those missing votes went to Ron Paul……? I’m smelling a conspiracy…….

Mark F.
January 20th, 2012 | LINK

“I think the entire Republican presidential line-up this year is right out of Alice in Wonderland, only meaner.’

Unlike the “sane” Obama who asserts the right to put anyone in prison forever without due process and have people killed at will.

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