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April 19th, 2012

Caucus Review Committee Set for Initial Reports

The committee charged with analyzing problems and developing solutions for the problems that plagued the 2012 Iowa Caucus will soon provide their initial reports. The first report will be 10 am on April 26 at DMACC in Ankeny.

The 2012 Iowa Caucus was the closest in history. Mitt Romney was declared the winner on caucus night, by a margin of eight votes. Following a two-week certification process, Rick Santorum was eventually proclaimed the winner. The votes from eight precincts were unable to be certified. Four of those were in Lee County. Matt Strawn resigned from his position as RPI Chairman shortly after the certification was announced. He received heavy criticism for showing a reluctance to proclaim Rick Santorum the winner.

Caucus Review Committee Chairman Bill Schickel, who also serves as co-chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, discussed the process with Watch the video to hear what the committee’s goals are, and what they are doing to help Iowa maintain its first-in-the-nation status.

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