Iowa Jan 03
The Sky May Be Falling, But it’s Only a Storm JG Vibes | There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a storm that has been raging for centuries, and the intensity of that storm is growing by the minute. For this, we have every reason to make any and all preparations that we deem to be necessary, but we should not be consumed by fear to the point where we are considering violence or nihilism. Establishment GOP Insider Admitted to Plan to Subvert Iowa Caucus In Order to Prevent Ron Pauls Win :
Iowa vote fraud official - Denver Conspiracy It’s official, or is it? Once again the establishment is showing it’s cards in an obvious attempt to defraud Ron Paul of the nomination, as Iowa GOP ‘officials’ purposely disrupt and permanently invalidate the 2012 Iowa Caucus. The official Caucus website, in conjunction with the Des Moines Register, had to come forward Thursday to claim the official results can “never be certified” after, at least, 8 different precincts turn up invalid results due to “missing votes” and changing stories. For the first time in history, the Iowa GOP decided to change the final vote count to a “Secret location” for what was claimed to be “security concerns.”
Iowa GOP to Count Votes at Secret Location - In what may be a response to Occupy
GOP officials have reported that Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses by 34 votes. However, votes in eight precincts will not be counted — and Mitt Romney lost seven of the eight precincts in 2008. Officials say these eight districts did not report their results on the official “Form E” receipt. Several of the precincts overwhelmingly favored Mike Huckabee four years ago, with three of them awarding Mitt Romney zero votes. An analysis of their 2008 Iowa caucuses results shows: Cerro Gordo County’s Mason City Ward 2, Precinct 3. 7 of the 8 Missing Iowa Precincts Voted Against Romney in 2008 - Impeach Obama Campaign | Impeach Obama Campaign
Concerns about subversion grow after Republican strategist says GOP establishment will not allow Ron Paul to win Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Tonight’s final vote tally for the Iowa caucuses will take place at a secret undisclosed location, an announcement that has stoked fears of vote fraud amongst Ron Paul supporters, concerns that were heightened following a Republican insider’s claim that the GOP establishment will not allow Paul to win. » Tonight’s Iowa Vote Count To Take Place At Secret Location Alex Jones
By Nate, on January 4th, 2012 See Update Below Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney barely beat our former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum for the top spot in Iowa on Tuesday. The counting went into the wee hours of the morning down to a handful of votes. Report from the Des Moines Register: Rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum waged a down-to-the-wire battle for the Iowa Republican caucuses Tuesday, but shortly after 1:30 a.m. today, Romney was declared the victor by eight votes.Romney won 30,015 votes, compared with 30,007 for Santorum, out of 122,255 cast.Each of the men won 25 percent of the vote and proclaimed victory.Ron Paul was third, followed by Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman.Romney’s campaign strategists had carefully staged expectations to persuade the public and media that the former Massachusetts governor could emerge strongly from Iowa with a close second- or third-place finish. Rick Santorum wins Iowa caucuses
Squeaker of a victory in hand, Romney looks to NH DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A squeaker of an Iowa victory in hand, Mitt Romney headed Wednesday into the New Hampshire primary — in his own political backyard — insisting that staying power sets him apart from runners-up Rick Santorum and Ron Paul and the rest of the GOP presidential field. He shrugged off the promise of sharper criticism from his rivals. "I've got a big target on me now," Romney said, adding that doesn't faze him. "I've got broad shoulders.
Jan 4, 2012 10:58am Chris Carlson/AP Photo Rep. Michele Bachmann suspended her presidential campaign after placing sixth in Tuesday’s Iowa Republican caucuses, she announced today. “Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, so I have decided to stand aside,” Bachmann said at a news conference, flanked by her parents, husband and five children. “I have no regrets, none whatsoever. Michele Bachmann Drops Out of Presidential Race
This statement just landed from the Republican Party of Iowa, about 20 minutes shy of midnight: In order to clarify conflicting reports and to affirm the results released January 18 by the Republican Party of Iowa, Chairman Matthew Strawn and the State Central Committee declared Sen. Rick Santorum the winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus. This is a switch from the party's stand yesterday morning, that the results were inconclusive and a winner couldn't be called because of a number of precincts where the votes remained unaccounted for. The statement does not say why Strawn and the SCC have now decided to declare a winner. If Mitt Romney wins South Carolina tomorrow night, this outcome becomes less significant, since Santorum did not get a visible bounce from what was initially called as an eight-vote loss. Santorum wins Iowa, officially
Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com January 19, 2012 Republican officials in Iowa today said that there was no clear winner in the caucus held there on January 3. Party officials said results from eight of the 1,774 precincts were missing when they conducted the vote certification process, meaning they likely will never know what the final tallies were for the candidates. Despite the ambiguity, Rick Santorum was quick to declare a “virtual tie” in the race and the establishment media obliged him on the claim while ignoring how the change effected Ron Paul’s standing. » Media Cover-up: Ron Paul’s Standing Not Discussed in Iowa Vote Reshuffle Alex Jones
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Ron Paul, speaking to supporters just now after finishing third in Iowa tonight, said there’s “nothing to be ashamed of” and urged his supporters to be ready for the next contests on the calendar. “I think there’s nothing to be ashamed of, everything to be satisfied, and be ready and raring to move on to the next stop, which is New Hampshire,” the Texas congressman said. He told the crowd that he had one of the tickets out of Iowa as “one of the top three vote getters.” “We have a tremendous opportunity to continue this momentum,” Paul added. Most of Paul’s speech focused on his favorite topics: the Fed, getting troops out of Afghanistan and foreign policy more generally. Paul on third-place finish: 'Nothing to be ashamed of'
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Nothing is more emblematic of the mainstream media (MSM) than NBC’s “Meet the Press.” I wonder if it should be renamed “Meet the Corporate Mainstream Press” because that is exactly what it was on Sunday. Meet the Mainstream Press
Can someone explain the Iowa caucuses? : explainlikeimfive
A week before Iowa’s January 3 caucuses, the outcome of the Republican contest is hard to predict: Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney all stand a chance at winning. But something else already seems clear: Iowa has blown its special claim as the first state to vote in presidential contests. Iowa’s first-to-vote-status dates to 1972, when a quirk in Democratic Party rules scheduled its caucuses ahead of the New Hampshire primary, which had opened the presidential nominating process since 1920. Republicans followed suit four years later. Iowa’s political establishment quickly found that it enjoyed all the attention and economic activity that came with going first, and enshrined into state law a mandate that Iowa vote at least eight days before any other state. Why Iowa Shouldn’t Vote First Anymore
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The White House their goal, Republican presidential hopefuls raced across Iowa on Monday in a final, full day of frenzied appeals for support in precinct caucuses that open the 2012 campaign. "It is the race you make it," an upset-minded Rick Santorum told voters soon to pick a winner. In the race's final hours, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney predicted victory and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich all but forecast his own defeat. From Sioux City in the western part of the state to Davenport in the east, the six presidential hopefuls hustled through 23 fast-paced campaign events combined. That and the $13 million or more already spent on television commercials was evidence enough of the outsized importance Iowa holds in the race to pick a Republican opponent for President Barack Obama next fall. Last day: 23 Iowa campaign stops combined
Media Cite Unnamed Critic To Dismiss Iowa As 'Too White,' 'Too Rural' As Iowa voters head to their caucuses tonight, some in the media are asking if Iowa is "too white, too evangelical, too rural" to accurately represent the political views of the country as a whole. That's how NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell phrased it while interviewing Republican strategist Mike Murphy. Now, Mitchell wasn't making that charge herself, of course. She was merely citing unnamed "critics" who hold that view, she said. As was the New York Times' A.G.
The GOP field: The week ahead - James Hohmann