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Report: Final Tally May Show Rick Santorum Won The Iowa Caucus

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    Report: Final Tally May Show Rick Santorum Won The Iowa Caucus

    KCCI Reports

    Edward True, 28, of Moulton, said he helped count the votes and jotted the results down on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page. He said when he checked to make sure the Republican Party of Iowa got the count right, he said he was shocked to find they hadn’t.

    “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.”

    A spokeswoman with the Iowa Republican Party said True is not a precinct captain and he’s not a county chairperson so he has no business talking about election results. She also said the party would not be giving interviews about possible discrepancies until the caucus vote is certified.

    KCCI political analyst Dennis Goldford said even if the caucus results are wrong, it’s not the end of the world.

    This will make Iowa look a little foolish in the eyes of the rest of the country, which already questions the seriousness of the caucuses,” Goldford said. But in terms of Santorum’s results here, the Caucuses have made him a player in presidential politics and if he should nudge ahead of Gov. Romney for the final certified result that’s really not going to make any significant difference at this point.”

    True — who said he’s a Ron Paul supporter — hopes it was a simple mistake.

    “I imagine it’s a good possibility that somebody instead of hitting 2 might have hit 22 by accident,” True said. “I hope so.”