Santorum finished 34 votes ahead of Romney in new Iowa tally; votes from 8 precincts missing - The Washington Post Former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.) won the Iowa caucuses Thursday 16 days after the last vote was cast when the state Republican party said a final count showed him 34 votes ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. That was a shift from the preliminary results that the party announced after the Jan. 3 caucuses, which showed Romney winning Iowa by eight votes. Iowa Republican leaders said they had still not received results from eight of the states 1,774 precincts. --------------------------- Hello! Knock! Knock! I thought the GOP was all about "voter integrity". It's why they venture into "voter suppression". To keep it "honest". To makes sure things are "done right". Whose to say Rick could have been the "front runner"? Especially if these 8 precincts voted overwhelmingly for Rick Santorum? Ok, we know the truth. We really know the truth.