Santorum Almost Comes From Behind, But Romney Pulls Out A Win With 8 Vote Lead

 It’s the crazy Mormon vs. the Crazier Christian, stay tuned for a modern day Holy War…next!

It was a razor close race, but Iowa has chosen. Mitt Romney pulled out a close victory over Rick Santorum, winning by a very narrow margin. Despite being tied at 25% of the vote apiece, Romney scratched out an eight vote victory. Here are the results.

Mitt Romney- 30,015
Rick Santorum- 30,007

Romney wins the Iowa caucus despite a last minute surge by Santorum just days before Iowans casted their votes to choose their pick for Republican Presidential nominee.

Among the other candidates, Ron Paul finished in 3rd, Gingrich finished 4th, Perry finished 5th, Bachmann finished in 6th, and Huntsman finished dead last. Here are those results.

Ron Paul- 26,219 or 21%
Newt Gingrich- 16,251 or 13%
Rick Perry- 12,604 or 10%
Michele Bachmann- 6,073 or 5%
Jon Huntsman- 744 or 1%

Romney won among those making over $100,000 a year, while Santorum captured evangelicals. Paul won among independents and the young while God apparently abandoned Perry and Bachmann. Perry has announced that he will be heading back to Texas to reassess his campaign. Bachmann is staying in the race. Meanwhile, the only sane candidate barely got votes at all. The Iowa caucus vote suggests that the Republican Party is still split and may remain split for a long time, no matter who eventually becomes the nominee.

Iowans couldn’t seem to make their minds up this year, so it was only fitting that they chose the flip flopping Mitt Romney to be their candidate in the 2012 Election. Next up, New Hampshire.

Romney, Santorum, and Paul will all receive an equal number of delegates, despite the difference in votes.

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~ by Obotinchief on January 4, 2012.

 
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