Forum Post: Ron Paul Voter Finds Election Changing ‘Typo’ in Caucus Results vs. Republican Party Total
Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 6, 2012, 12:40 p.m. EST by fucorporatemedia
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Edward True, 28, of Moulton, said he helped count the votes and jotted the results down on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page. He said when he checked to make sure the Republican Party of Iowa got the count right, he said he was shocked to find they hadn’t.
“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,” True said. “Not Mitt Romney.”
True said at his 53-person caucus at the Garrett Memorial Library, Romney received two votes. According to the Iowa Republican Party’s website, True’s precinct cast 22 votes for Romney.
“This is huge,” True said. “It essentially changes who won.”
True, a supporter of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), was one of three people tallying the ballots in Appanoose County. He told the Daily Iowegian that the county officials’ numbers matched his own and that “it’s the state’s numbers that don’t match.”
In a statement late Thursday night, Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn said that the state Republican Party had been in contact with county officials and that the party “(does) not have any reason to believe the final, certified results of Appanoose County will change the outcome of Tuesday’s vote.”