Santorum Declared Iowa Caucus Winner

Votes from eight precincts are still missing. 

Rick Santorum (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

From the Washington Post:

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum beat Republican front-runner Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses by 34 votes, according to an official tally released Thursday, a reversal of preliminary tallies that showed Romney winning the contest by just eight votes.

Eight of Iowa’s 1,774 precincts failed to turn in certified results by Wednesday at 5 p.m., the final deadline, the state Republican party said, meaning that the official statewide count will never include those precincts' votes.

Some trivia from the story: Donald Trump received five votes, Condoleezza Rice received two and Ralph Nader received one.

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