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flybeech
01-04-2012, 12:36 AM
122,225 total votes cast in Iowa.

3,797 difference between Romney and Paul Top 3.1%

86,241 votes for top 3 candidates. 70.56%

35,984 votes for other candidates. 29.44%

From Google:
Mitt Romney 30,015 24.6%
Rick Santorum 30,007 24.5%
Ron Paul 26,219 21.4%
Newt Gingrich 16,251 13.3%
Rick Perry 12,604 10.3%
Michele Bachmann 6,073 5%
Jon Huntsman 745 0.6%
Herman Cain 58 0%
Buddy Roemer 31 0%
No Preference 135 0.1%
Other 117 0.1%

flybeech
01-04-2012, 12:46 AM
Top 3%!!!!! Yeeeee Hawwwwww!

flybeech
01-04-2012, 12:54 AM
Ron Paul in the top 3% leaves a lot of room for error.

Was any vote watchers taking pictures of the precinct count?

Should there be a recount?

TheTexan
01-04-2012, 12:59 AM
I watched the count on CSPAN in Urbandale, and it would have been very easy for someone to toss out some post-it notes and throw in some Romney/Santorums. Very easy. Even with the cameras watching.

This probably didn't happen at Urbandale, but it probably did happen in various places. It probably only cost us 1-2% at the most. Unfortunate, but to be expected. Cost of doing business, you might say.

sailingaway
01-04-2012, 01:03 AM
I would say I'm sure it didn't but it does happen from time to time. Lawsuits occur and find it has been going on for 10 years or whatever. In most races that small number wouldn't be enough to matter but this was close, so if it happened, it would have mattered. But we don't want to throw out accusations that it DID happen just because it was possible to happen. That is insulting, and there is no benefit to it. But aside from the two counties flipping to Romney after there were 100% of the votes called in with Ron winning, I don't know that we have anything concrete to investigate, and I assume the counties flipped because of a recount and that Ron had someone there. If not, we will find out in due course.

But Ron came in a very close third, and that leaves us still with essentially the same number of delegates we would have had otherwise, so now it is time to focus on New Hampshire.

tttppp
01-04-2012, 02:31 AM
Who voted for Herman Cain? Some people are just stupid. He's not even in the race.

flybeech
01-04-2012, 08:20 AM
Fox News just can't say Ron Paul was in the top 3%.

Paulitics 2011
01-04-2012, 08:24 AM
Top 3 or top 3%? Lol.