The waiting game continues for Iowans — and Republican presidential candidates — who want to know if Mitt Romney really won the Iowa caucuses two weeks ago today. Counties have until the close of business Wednesday to get their official paperwork with caucus results to the Republican Party of Iowa, and certification should be wrapped up by the end of this week, party officials said Monday. Even then, it’s possible there will always be a question mark hanging over the race.
So far, paperwork from 95 counties has arrived at GOP headquarters in Des Moines, Chairman Matt Strawn told The Des Moines Register. The official vote totals from the remaining four are on the way, Strawn said. Three of the counties mailed their results late last week, and the results from the fourth are expected to be hand-delivered today.
Party officials have discovered a few typos — some gave Rick Santorum more votes, while others benefited Romney, said Chad Olsen, the party’s executive director.