Iowa- Allegation Romney Wrongly Credited With 20 Non-existent Votes, Santorum Now Winner?

Edwards True's notes on the votes in his precinct

On voting night, there was an unaccounted for delay in announcing the final count in Iowa. At that stage, Santorum lead by about 4 votes. Eventually, Romney was given the win after the “discovery” of a collection of hitherto unnoticed votes that gave him the lead by 8.

Edward True

The county of Appanoose was down on the offical results as providing 22 votes for Romney. However one of the actual counters of the vote in that precinct had jotted down a record of his own countings, and believes the real number was only 2 votes for Romney. Edward True, 28, of Moulton, said

“When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I’ve got a 20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa, not Mitt Romney.”

A spokeswoman with the Iowa Republican Party said True is not a precinct captain and he’s not a county chairperson so he has no business talking about election results. Notice there’s no challenge to True’s assertions about the actual numbers in that response.

True Affidavit Page 1

True Affidavit Page 2


True said he is absolutely certain his numbers are correct and he stands by his statement. He said he confirmed his numbers with his precinct captain and his county party chairman.

Would Romney supporters cheat to get him a win in Iowa? What do you reckon readers? (Metaphorical question)

Could Typo Rewrite Caucus History?

(See update later post)



Categories: American Politics

2 replies

  1. Of course they would–this is politics and there are millions at stake.

  2. Probably the tip of the iceberg.