Who really won in Iowa?

6 Jan

Maybe not who you think.

Caucus night was chaotic in many places, with hundreds of voters, candidates showing up and the throngs of media.

But in the quiet town of Moulton, Appanoose County, a caucus of 53 people may just blow up the results.

Edward True says he helped count the votes and jotted the results down on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page.

When he checked to make sure the Republican Party of Iowa got the count right, he says they hadn’t.

Shades of Florida and hanging chads.

“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, not Mitt Romney.”

True said at his 53-person caucus at the Garrett Memorial Library, Romney received only two votes.

According to the Iowa Republican Party’s website, True’s precinct cast 22 votes for Romney.

So, who really won?

The Iowa Republican Party is all in an uproar and sniffed that 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.

Is any of this important?

Not really, except to maybe Rick Santorum.

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