GOP: Romney beats Santorum by 8 votes

GOP: Romney beats Santorum by 8 votes
AP – Election 2012: Iowa Caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The chairman of the Iowa Republican party says former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Iowa caucuses by eight votes. Chairman Matt Strawn made the announcement of the razor-thin margin from Des Moines.

Romney narrowly edged out former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Strawn says Romney got 30,015 votes and Santorum received 30,007 votes. That is a margin of eight votes.

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