January 6, 2012

Questions Over Vote County Put Iowa Caucuses Result in Doubt

THE OUTCOME of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses was thrown into question Thursday after reports of a discrepancy in the vote count in one rural precinct that could swing the result in Rick Santorum's favor.

On Thursday, Edward True (great name) of Moulton, Iowa, filed an affidavit saying that Romney's reported total in the caucus he attended overstated his support by 20 votes. True, who said he was one of three people who helped count ballots, said Romney only received two votes - not the 22 reported on the Iowa Republican Party's website.

Moulton said, "I talked to Appanoose County officials and their numbers matched mine," True said in a telephone interview Thursday night. "It's the state's numbers that don't match."

>Read more of Michael A. Memoli's article in the LA Times here

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