Skip to comments.York: Final count could show Romney lost Iowa
Posted on 01/16/2012 5:48:12 PM PST by Rational Thought
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- It's conventional wisdom in Republican circles here in South Carolina that if Mitt Romney wins the state's primary this Saturday -- having already won in Iowa and New Hampshire -- he'll be the GOP presidential nominee.
"If for some reason he's not derailed here and Mitt Romney wins South Carolina -- no one's ever won all three -- I think it should be over," Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. "That would be quite a testament to his ability as a candidate and a campaigner."
But what if Romney did not actually win Iowa? That could change the calculation considerably. And there is a very real chance that the Republican Party of Iowa will announce this week that Rick Santorum, and not Romney, won the Iowa caucuses
The final numbers will be different from those released on caucus night. One campaign source says the vote count as of midday Monday showed Santorum ahead by 80-something votes. If that number holds through certification of the last precincts, Santorum will win. Of course, there is always the possibility that some of the final precincts will contain discrepancies that put Romney back on top. It's just not clear
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Santorum does not have any delegates from Iowa. Nobody does in Iowa. They are voted at the county conventions later. Has very little to do with the straw poll at the caucuses.
If Santorum is certified the winner, let’s see if Grahamesty publicly chances his mind.
When will the official results be made public? I understood it was today (January 18th).
An update says tomorrow morning @ 8:15 central.
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