Update on Disputed Iowa Vote Count

A blog run by the Des Moines Register (Iowa’s biggest newspaper) is reporting that Appanoose County GOP chairman Lyle Brinegar has confirmed that the vote for Romney was overstated by 20 in the Moulton Precinct where Edward True worked as a vote counter. (see post below)

Moulton resident Edward True has signed an affidavit saying that he helped count the vote at the Garrett Memorial Library in Moulton and that the precinct had two votes for Romney, not 22, as reported online by the state GOP.

Brinegar says True is correct. “I’m not disputing what Ed True said,” Brinegar said.

Unless this discrepancy is recovered through similar counting errors in some other precinct, it means that Romney’s total is reduced by 20 and Santorum wins Iowa. However-

Matt Strawn, chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, continued to express confidence Friday that the order of finish will not change. He said the party would make no further comment until its two-week vote certification process is complete.

Funny that. How does Mr Matt Strawn know this very important outcome without all the facts being made public? I guess a bit of openness would be too much to hope for.

UPDATED: Mitt Romney got 20 fewer votes in Moulton precinct, Appanoose County GOP chairman says