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Heads Mitt Romney Wins, Tails You Lose

The Iowa caucuses are now a "split decision" -- even though Rick Santorum has no votes.

Posted on January 19, 2012, at 8:34 a.m. ET

Romney speaks to advisers Stuart Stevens and Eric Fehrnstrom on the flight from Des Moines to Manchester January 4.
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Romney speaks to advisers Stuart Stevens and Eric Fehrnstrom on the flight from Des Moines to Manchester January 4.

Mitt Romney's foes like to cast him as the boss who fires you, or the rich kid who takes your toys even though he has more, and there's a bit of that in today's dispatch from Des Moines:

THE RESULTS: Santorum finished ahead by 34 votes
MISSING DATA: 8 precincts’ numbers will never be certified
PARTY VERDICT: GOP official says, ‘It’s a split decision’

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