01/22/2012 (press release: MickTwain) // New York City, New York, USA // Patrick O’Connor
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The Iowa Republican Party issued a statement late Friday night to affirm that Mr. Santorum is the official winner of the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest.
“In order to clarify conflicting reports and to affirm the results released January 18 by the Republican Party of Iowa, Chairman Matthew Strawn and the State Central Committee declared Senator Rick Santorum the winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus,” the state party said in a release that went out just before midnight on the East Coast, or nearly two full days after the updated results were made public.
The Iowa GOP didn’t declare Mr. Santorum the official winner on Thursday when they released certified vote totals that showed him edging out Mitt Romney as the victor. The new numbers reversed an eight-vote win for Mr. Romney and denied the former Massachusetts governor the historic distinction of winning both Iowa and New Hampshire.
But the state party was unable to confirm results from eight of the state’s 1,774 precincts, leaving a murky impression because the state party didn’t name a winner.
Friday’s proclamation clears up any uncertainty and gives Mr. Santorum a nice boost just ahead of today’s South Carolina primary, and ends–for now–yet another of the very bizarre episodes from this Republican primary.
By Patrick O’Connor