Mitt Romney, 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus Victor

The Iowa Caucus is a process where Iowa residents in the state’s 1,774 caucus districts cast a non-binding or informal vote for the person they will likely vote for in the upcoming Presidential election. Each of the 50 states has its own similar process, but the Iowa Caucus is particularly newsworthy because the individual who receives the most Iowa Caucus votes is usually the same person who receives the Democratic or Republican nomination for President.

In last night’s 2012 Iowa Caucus Barack Obama was not opposed and received 98% of the Democratic caucus vote and in an extremely close Republican caucus vote, Mitt Romney defeated Rick Santorum by 8 votes. The Huffington Post reports 122,255 people voted in the Republican Caucus and there are over 2.2 million people eligible to vote in Iowa. It has been reported that prospective republican candidate Michele Bachmann will resign from the race and infamous “Riggerhead Nanch” (change the R and N but I’m not writing it), owner Rick Perry is “reassessing” his position in the race. The contenders for Republican Presidential nomination at this time appear to be Mitt Romney, pictured above, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul.

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