CHECKMATE

Santorum Up 34 Votes in Iowa

Did Rick Santorum win Iowa? Did anyone? Republican Party officials say we'll never know. The final count has Santorum ahead by 34 votes, but the results of eight precincts are missing and will never be counted or certified. Furthermore, the GOP discovered inaccuracies in 131 precincts, and changes in one precinct shifted the vote by 50. With such a large margin of error and so many remaining holes in the vote, Chad Olsen, the party's executive director, declared it a “split decision.”