Iowa straw poll results and controversy

First, the official results:

1: Mitt Romney, 4516 votes

2: Mike Huckabee, 2587 votes

3: Sam Brownback, 2192 votes

4: Tom Tancredo, 1961 votes

5: Ron Paul, 1305 votes

6: Tommy Thompson, 1009 votes

7: Fred Thomson, 231 votes

8: Rudy Giuliani, 183 votes

9: Duncan Hunter, 174 votes

10: John McCain, 101 votes

11: John Cox, 41 votes

Ron Paul’s showing is pretty impressive, and John McCain’s and Rudy Giuliani’s remarkably underwhelming. However, the results are only the beginning of this story. The poll used the Diebold machines recently decertified in California for elections, and at least one of the machines malfunctioned, requiring a hand recount. Due to this, and the possibility of other malfunctions, these results should probably be taken with a grain of salt. I wonder who it was that chose and set up the machines used… and who they back in the upcoming primary.

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~ by akerasi on 11 August, 2007.

2 Responses to “Iowa straw poll results and controversy”

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