Mitt Romney Wins 2012 Iowa Caucus

GOP representative verifies Romney's win by eight votes.
1:55 | 01/04/12

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First and foremost my name's Matt -- on chairman of the Republican Party here and I -- One thing even at this late hour that I'm excited about is that -- -- Republicans had a record turnout. For the 2012. Republican Iowa Caucuses with 100 in 22000. 255. Islands turning out to vote as Republicans tonight to start the processed replace Barack Obama. And I want to thank all my staff I want to thank the volunteers because remember the precinct leaders the 17174. Leaders. -- volunteers giving of their time. And of course a couple of those we had to chase down here in the wee hours to get those final precincts and and the good news is we're able to verify that. The vote reports tonight the great thing about the caucus process every step of the way campaign officials have the opportunity to not only observe the counting. But reserved the reporting and verifying all the way from right there in the precinct itself. All the way up into the tabulation center where each presidential campaign had a senior staff person who was able to observe -- verify. The results. And everyone should know within party rules. Each county has two weeks to send the certified form. With the results from each precinct in their county Republican headquarters. So within two weeks the Republican Party Bible have -- final certified results. Of the Iowa Caucuses but I can report. With 17170. Precincts reporting. Governor Mitt Romney received 30015. Votes. Senator Rick Santorum received 30007. Votes. Congratulations. To governor Mitt Romney winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. Congratulations to senator Santorum. For a very close second place finish in an excellent race here and congratulations to congressman Paul and all the other candidates who competed in the Tony twelve Iowa Caucuses. Thank you very much and have a good night.

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