Last night as I watched the Iowa election results roll in I could see it was going to be a tight race that came down to the finish. Being a political dork I stayed up refreshing my Yahoo news until @ 3AM when ALL 100% of the precincts had reported. Possibly it was my blurry vision but the report I last saw showed the Iowa victor to be Rick Santorum by a little more then 100 votes with all 100% of polls in.
A great victory for Rick who ran a solid, ground pounding race in Iowa but probably will not be able to keep it up unless a huge surge of support follows it up. Still a big media boost for him and his campaign.
The funny thing is when I awoke this morning and went to see more results from the race (Again on Yahoo news), all the media stories (even ones posted less then an hour ago) had gone back to 99.55% of the polls reporting where Mitt Romney was winning by 8 votes and the reports declare Romney the winner. The report I saw with 100% of the precincts reported is nowhere to be found.
I am sorry but that is a little hinkey. Even if a voting issue had come up, the reports should not show or claim a winner in such a tight race unless it is absolutely final. A report that goes back in time and declares a different winner is like the home town paper reporting the home team won a basketball game that is separated by one point with 1 second on the clock and the other team about to shoots 3 free throws.
99.55% is not 100% and I don't see how you can have .45% of the precincts come in later and have absolutely no change in the vote totals for the top two vote getter's in the state.