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January 18th, 2012

Iowa GOP to Release Certified Caucus Results Thursday Morning

We will know the final totals from the 2012 Iowa Caucus on Thursday morning. The Republican Party of Iowa plans to release the certified results at 8:15 am. On caucus night, Mitt Romney had an eight vote lead over Rick Santorum. However, some typographical errors were made that could change the outcome.

Unofficial Iowa Caucus Results

1,774 of 1,774 precincts – 100 percent

Mitt Romney 30,015 – 25 percent
Rick Santorum 30,007 – 25 percent
Ron Paul 26,219 – 21 percent
Newt Gingrich 16,251 – 13 percent
Rick Perry 12,604 – 10 percent
Michele Bachmann 6,073 – 5 percent
Jon Huntsman 745 – 1 percent
No Preference 135 – 0 percent
Other 117 – 0 percent
Herman Cain 58 – 0 percent
Buddy Roemer 31 – 0 percent

Here is the press release RPI sent this afternoon:

Update on Iowa Caucus Presidential Preference Vote Certification Process

Following the closest vote total in the history of the Iowa Caucuses, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn today provided an update on the vote certification process, timeline for the public release of results, and the availability of certification documents for public inspection.

As noted during the announcement of the Caucus Night vote totals, Iowa GOP rules provide for a 14-day period by which each of Iowa’s 99 counties are required to submit to a Form E document from each of the caucus precincts within the county. The Form E document is the official record of the presidential preference vote in each of Iowa’s 1,774 precincts. The 14-day period sets close of business (5 p.m. CST), Wednesday, January 18 as the deadline for county Republican officials to submit the Form E documents.

Iowa GOP staff is working throughout the day to assist counties and precincts in meeting this requirement by today’s 5 p.m. deadline.

Timeline for Public Release of Results & Inspection of Form E Certification Documents:

The Iowa GOP will publicly release the certified vote totals of the 2012 Republican Caucuses at 8:15 a.m. (CST) on Thursday, January 19. The certified “Form E” precinct documents will then be made available for inspection by presidential campaign representatives at 9:00 a.m. (CST) at the Republican Party of Iowa Headquarters in Des Moines. The certified “Form E” precinct documents will then be made available for inspection by members of the news media starting at 11:00 a.m. (CST).

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Kevin Hall brings almost two decades of journalistic experience to TheIowaRepublican. Starting in college as a radio broadcaster, Hall eventually became a television anchor/reporter for stations in North Carolina, Missouri, and Iowa. During the 2007 caucus cycle, Hall changed careers and joined the political realm. He was the northwest Iowa field director for Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign. Hall helped Terry Branstad return to the governor’s office by organizing southwest Iowa for Branstad’s 2010 campaign. Hall serves as a reporter/columnist for

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