It is starting to look like a possibility. The facts are: (1) Santorum was leading Romney for much of the night. (2) Edward True, who claims to have been a vote counter, says that at his count Romney received 2 votes but this was recorded as 22. (3) The state GOP claims the vote counter is not authorized to speak about the matter.
Caucus night was chaotic in many places, with hundreds of voters, candidates showing up and the throngs of media who followed. The world's eyes were on Iowa. But in the quiet town of Moulton, Appanoose County, a caucus of 53 people may just blow up the results.These facts might have a perfectly reasonable explanation. But considered in the light of recent GOP electoral frauds, it is not beyond possibility that the party rigged their own primary and the results from Moulton are only one example of a larger scheme.
Edward True, 28, of Moulton, said he helped count the votes and jotted the results down on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page. He said when he checked to make sure the Republican Party of Iowa got the count right, he said he was shocked to find they hadn't.
"When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I've got a 20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa," True said. "Not Mitt Romney."
The Iowa results have not yet been certified but will any correction come before the NH primary? The results might be different there if the voters knew that Santorum (or Paul) was the real winner in Iowa. Another of those election 'mistakes' that always seem to benefit a certain group that controls the GOP.
Update: The group to watch is the Ron Paul camp. If they decide to bolt the GOP and pursue a third party campaign, a claim of electoral fraud would make a convenient pretext.