Certified results: Santorum won Iowa caucuses

New figures put former senator ahead of Romney in January 3 primary; Sources: Perry to drop out, endorse Gingrich.

By REUTERS
January 19, 2012 17:05
1 minute read.
Republican candidate Rick Santorum

rick santorum constipated 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

DES MOINES - Former US Senator Rick Santorum won the Jan. 3 Iowa Republican US presidential caucuses by a razor-thin margin of 34 votes, according to certified results released on Thursday by the Iowa Republican Party.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney had been declared the winner on the night of the caucuses, but now falls to second place. Santorum received 29,839 votes, compared with 29,805 for Romney, according to the new figures.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Santorum favors Iran strike if sanctions don’t work
Republican rivals target Romney at debate

Romney had previously been declared the winner by 8 votes. Santorum now ends up the winner after being almost an afterthought in the race just weeks before the Iowa contest.

Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for the Republican US presidential nomination, and is likely to endorse Newt Gingrich, a former speaker of the US House of Representatives, two Perry campaign sources said on Thursday.

Perry has scheduled a news conference in South Carolina for 11 a.m.


The Iowa caucuses were the first contest in the state-by-state battle for the Republican presidential nomination to face Democratic President Barack Obama on Nov. 6. The caucuses were a quirky contest in which voters in the Midwestern state cast ballots at hundreds of public meetings around the state.

After Iowa, Romney went on to win the Jan. 10 New Hampshire primary. The next contest is Saturday in South Carolina.


Related Content

August 18, 2018
Tunisia holds passport of Islamist militant suspect deported by Germany

By REUTERS