Saturday, August 11, 2007

Iowa Straw Poll Results (Update: Romney Wins, Huckabee Second)

Well, it's still pending.

Drudge links this blog, which is drawing its share of Ron Paul kooks, saying the results are delayed.
AMES -- The announcement of tonight's straw poll results has been delayed due to what one informed source says was a voting machine malfunction. About 4,500 ballots had to be re-run. We are waiting....
Supposedly, results are to come at 9 ET.

Appears to be a very low turnout.

UPDATE: Partial recount. Some Paul chumps failed to get a judge to intervene Friday. A Diebold thing.

UPDATE II: Romney wins, Huckabee second.
Gov Mitt Romney won the 2007 Ames straw poll, receiving 4516 votes, or 31%.

In a surprise, Gov. Mike Huckabee finished second with 2587 votes at 18.1%

11. John Cox with 41 votes.
10. John McCain with 101 votes.
9. Duncan Hunter with 174 votes.
8. Rudy Giuliani with 183 votes.
7. Fred Thomson [sic] with 231 votes.
6. Tommy Thompson, 1,009 votes, 7.3%
5. Ron Paul with 1305 votes, and 9.1%
4. Tom Tancredo with 1961 votes, 13.7%.
3. Sen. Sam Brownback with 2192 votes and 15.3%

Iowa state auditor David Vaudt unofficially certified the results.

14,203 ballots were cast.
I'd call for John Cox to end his campaign, but I have no idea who the hell that is.

In a mild surprise, Ron Paul managed to scare up 1305 votes. Can't you just feel the momentum building?

I'm really beginning to warm to Mike Huckabee. A genuinely nice guy.

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