Iowa GOP shoots down vote question
Electoral official count ballots during republican caucues at a school in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 3, 2012.
January 6th, 2012
10:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Iowa GOP shoots down vote question

(CNN) – The Iowa Republican Party pushed back on a report from a caucus-goer suggesting a vote discrepancy at his caucus site allocated an additional 20 votes to Mitt Romney.

Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn said he does not expect the results of the two-week certification process to change Tuesday's outcome. Romney won the caucuses by eight votes.

"Iowa GOP officials have been in contact with Appanoose County Republican officials tonight and do not have any reason to believe the final, certified results of Appanoose County will change the outcome of Tuesday's vote," Strawn said in a statement Thursday.

Edward True, who attended a caucus in the county, told CNN affiliate KCCI, his notes indicate Romney received two votes at the site, not the 22 votes shown on the Iowa GOP website.

But a spokeswoman for the state party told KCCI True is not a precinct captain or county chairperson and therefore has no business discussing the election results.

"Iowa GOP rules provide for a two-week certification process for each of the 1,774 precincts. The Iowa GOP will announce the final, certified results of the 2012 Iowa Causes following this process. Out of respect to the candidates involved, party officials we will not respond to every rumor, innuendo or allegation during the two week process," Strawn said in the release.


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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Give it up, Iowa GOP caucus goers; you all wasted your time, given that Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Dick Armey, Dick Cheyney, Rush Limbaugh and the Koch brothers long ago picked Mittens – and that's who'll get the nomination.

    January 6, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    Only 53 people attend the caucus and state party saying 79 people attend the caucus and Mitt Romney got only 2 votes state party saying 22 votes
    I watch the video Edward True is telling the truth
    State party need to explain this

    January 6, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  3. billy

    Republicans lying about voting results, nothing new.

    January 6, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  4. Sandy

    How could 20 votes not change the outcome when Romney only won by 8 votes? GOP logic!

    January 6, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  5. Donkey Party

    Besides lying, racism, fear and hate-mongering, vote tampering and rigging is what the GOP knows best.

    January 6, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. GI Joe

    WHAT? A republican cheat? Not since Bush.

    January 6, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  7. Larry L

    Ahhh... Iowa in the news one last time before the states fades back into obscurity.

    January 6, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  8. We ALL Know, Mami

    Ah, the process is fraying at the edges, eh? Mitty gets a few here, a few more there, and here we go! Ha! Bunch of losers.

    January 6, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. jad from ohio

    so over all willard still lost lol

    January 6, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  10. george of the jungle

    well like the repos would tell us if it where true. Talk about change you can believe in. Bunch of liers make it up as they go.

    January 6, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  11. Doug in NYC

    Riiiiiiiiiiiight but if this were THE election the Republicans would be screaming "Voter Fraud" at the top of thier lungs!

    January 6, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  12. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Who cares? Romney barely came in first. As far as most people are concerned, Santorum and Romney won first place with a second place showing from Ron Paul.

    January 6, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    No recount. Secret ballot count and an undisclosed location to pre-emptively ward off OWS protestors. [ from doing what exactly to people inside of a closed building? ] Romney is the winner. No questions asked or answered. Sounds like typical Republican standard operating procedures to me.

    January 6, 2012 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. Reno Observer

    So the secret vote count didn't go so well.

    January 6, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  15. Sorensen

    Just ask the "supreme" court. They will agree with everything the corrupt GOP says.

    January 6, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  16. v_mag

    Shades of Florida in 2000. It's who counts the votes, not who votes, as has been said many times. And the establishment Repugnants all back Romney. The 1%ers will gladly use their tea-vangelical base, but they won't give them a candidate they really like. They know that when it comes down to it, they will all fall in line behind the establishment's boy.

    January 6, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  17. RP supporter

    This is bullcrap, when someone makes these allegations they are to be taken seriously lest you yield the validity of our entire voting process. Take them seriously, every time.

    January 6, 2012 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  18. Just a thought

    Anyone supporting the GOP/Tea POtty is suspect for the ability to read and/or count.

    January 6, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  19. m

    Another rigged election ala George W Bush. The establishment GOP = GREEDY OPPOSITION PARTY will stop at nothing to ensure their lacky wins the nomination.

    January 6, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |