Report: Santorum Won Iowa By 34 Votes

The Des Moines Register newspaper reports Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney by 34 votes in the Iowa Caucuses. Romney was declared the initial winner earlier this month, by just eight votes.

Republican Party of Iowa officials are set to release certified vote totals from the Jan. 3 caucuses, the closest outcome in the event's history. The announcement was scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday.

The Des Moines Register says some of the votes from the precincts will never be certified. "There are too many holes in the certified totals from the Iowa caucuses to know for certain who won, but Rick Santorum wound up with a 34-vote advantage," the paper reported Thursday.

Romney is currently leading the polls in South Carolina, where voters will go to the polls on Saturday.


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  • by First Iowa Location: enc on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:08 PM
    First a loss in Iowa and now GM regains #1! You remember, the company Romney wanted to bankrupt? Wonder if Bain has interest in it?
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:44 AM in reply to First Iowa
      Toyota is the number one car maker and a Bain employee is working for Obama.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jan 19, 2012 at 09:47 AM
    Regardless of who is left standing, its still anybody but Obama...someone has to be left to do damage control from the worst president in our history as a nation. Well, Jimmy, I am sure is smiling, moving from the bottom, just above Obamas approval numbers must feel good now. If anyone here can tell me why you would vote for the worst president in the history of this nation, BHO, all ears. Sing away,,post away...
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      by Lavon on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      Hey dude, I don't know if you noticed lately but things are looking pretty bad for the Republicans right now. Not only are these Clown candidates going to lose in November but they have so much dirt in their closets that they won't even ve able to salvage a Political career out of it. I almost feel sorry for you guys
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        by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:31 PM in reply to Lavon
        I agree. I've heard of skeletons in the closet but these clowns have whole cemeteries.
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      by Tim on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:19 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      OSOC...i am usually in agreement with you but if Newt is elected he will be worse than Obama...Jimmy and Obama will be smiling. I am sure those idiots Lavon and Barlow like hearing that!!! LOL
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:05 PM in reply to Tim
        I don't control the polls, just reporting the message from them. It should tell you just how bad Obama has done in the eyes of Americans, they would vote for a shoe and sock if they were on the ticket.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 04:39 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          WHAT POLLS???? All the poll are leaning towards Obama!!!
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          by The Internet Dr. on Jan 20, 2012 at 02:29 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          See someone about your Obama Derangement Syndrome.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:47 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Seems some of you have contracted Libterdialitis. The first sympton is google doesn't work for you and the final sign is you use polls from libterdial news media. A generic Republican candidate now holds a five-point lead over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 15. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters would support the generic Republican candidate if the presidential election were held today, while 42% would vote for Obama. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
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      by Common Sense on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      And here comes Baghdad Bob again, trying to sell the bear's skin before he's killed the bear. None of these losers are going to beat Obama.
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      by The Internet Dr. on Jan 20, 2012 at 02:29 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      See someone about your Obama Derangement Syndrome.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:48 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      Come Nov. 2012, it's gonna be "NOBODY BUT OBAMA"
  • by Pete Location: grifton on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:57 AM
    The company that tabulates the votes was sold to a foreign company.think you can trust the count now?
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:40 AM
    Santorum and Gingrich are nothing but racist bigots. Those type of people don't get very far in politics. If you don't believe me then ask Ron Paul
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM in reply to Lavon
      Typical lavon playing the race card again...Please prove your fictional rhetoric that they are racist bigots and Ron Paul will be the next one to go so forget about him.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM in reply to Lavon
      We say the say thing about you all the time and we don't need to ask anyone, just read your posts.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:56 AM
    We need this guy for prez.Him and newt are the only ones that make any sense.Even if neither of the two get elect anybody is better than that imbecile on his throne right now.
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      by Tim on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:34 AM in reply to
      I'll vote for Santorum, BUT i would vote for Obama before I voted that idiot, traitor job stealing putz Gingrich. Gingrich and Romney would be no better than the Shah of Washington (Obama)
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        by Amen!! on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:55 AM in reply to Tim
        Why can't people see this?! If you think we have problems now, vote Gingrich or Romney in the seat.
  • by 40some on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:21 AM
    So if Ron Paul was second that must mean that he beat Romney too. I just love how the GOP is being steered to another wrong candidate by the leadership of the party.
  • by Wharf Rat Location: OIB on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    A wise man once said "Those who vote decide nothing, those who count the votes decide everything".
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      by That's Truth on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:52 AM in reply to Wharf Rat
      What a wicked nation we live in
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      by Cboy on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:55 AM in reply to Wharf Rat
      I would question calling a mass murder wise.
  • by REally on Jan 19, 2012 at 05:58 AM
    Guess big money and its packs try to buy the story that Romney won. Seeing how he has 350 million dollars and makes 10 thousand dollar bets. And he makes most of his money from investments BUT he only earns about $375 thousand a year from speaking engagements. But like he said (it's not that much.) He will not release his tax information from previous years, but he will the upcoming tax year. Suppose that is so he can get this years legal. What a joke. I'm a Republican, but can't see myself voting for this self serving individual. I see the American voters are being set up again. Pay attention, and listen to what your candidates are saying and watch what they are doing and make an educated vote.
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