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Saturday, January 21, 2012

TURNS OUT THAT IOWA DID NOT END UP WITH A ROMNEY WIN…



If you recall from the Iowa Caucus it was reported that Romney won by eight votes.

Well… through some double checking, it turns out that Rick Santorum won the Iowa Caucus by 34 votes.

IOWA GOP CAUCUS
VOTE PCT.
SANTORUM
24.56
ROMNEY
24.53
PAUL
21.43
GINGRICH
13.30
PERRY
10.33
BACHMANN
4.98
HUNTSMAN
0.61
NO PREF/OTHERS
0.21
CAIN
0.04
ROEMER
0.01


The standings will be updated to reflect that change.

Here is something interesting to consider… Republican led legislatures in the states have been pushing for Voter ID Bills to combat the supposed epidemic of rampant voter fraud that is taking place across the country.

By the way, it’s not taking place. In 2007, the Justice Department released a study from the last five years showing there was scant evidence of organized voter fraud taking place. Even though the article sites that from October 2002- September 2005, 95 cases were brought to the government on charges of voter fraud. 70 of those cases resulted in a conviction and of those convictions, 31 of those involved party or campaign workers. The next highest number of convictions involved individual voters through a list of problems; most were convicted due to being found to be ineligible to vote.

The same article pointed out that prosecutors in Wisconsin were unable to win a conviction by a two-to-one margin.

Anyways…

So Republicans want Voter ID Bills to combat this made up conspiracy that there is rampant voter fraud out there…

Then why can’t they conduct their own caucus without people raising questions about the results?

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