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Santorum Retroactively Wins Iowa

Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucus by 34 votes after the votes were certified yesterday, according to the The Des Moines Register . Romney had previously been declared the winner by 8 votes.

The final vote total for Santorum was 29,839, which was 168 votes less than what was reported on caucus night. Romney’s final vote total was 29,805, which was 210 votes less than what was reported on caucus night.

Further, results from eight precincts were missing and inaccuracies were discovered in 131 precincts.

A reason why the chaos in Iowa occurred may be the way in which Iowans tally the caucus votes, as seen in the video below.

The results will only influence what historians and reporters write. Going into the South Carolina primary, the two storylines being written were that no non-incumbent Republican had won both Iowa and New Hampshire and no Republican who had lost Iowa and New Hampshire had won South Carolina.

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