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Romney Captures 32 Idaho Delegates

The Idaho Republican Party announced its Caucus results today, with Mitt Romney declared the winner of the 2012 Idaho Republican Party Presidential Caucus. By winning over 50 percent of the counties’ proportion of delegates, Mitt Romney will therefore receive all of Idaho’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention. Across the state, over 44,000 enthusiastic Idaho Republicans made history by participating in the first ever Idaho Republican Party Presidential Caucus. The county delegate results with 100% of counties reporting are as follows:

  • Mitt Romney: 25
  • Rick Santorum: 4
  • Ron Paul: 3
  • Newt Gingrich: 0
  • Buddy Roemer: 0

Due to Article VI, Section 5 of the Rules of the Idaho Republican Party pertaining to Apportionment and Selection of Delegates to the Republican National Convention, once certified, Mitt Romney will receive all of Idaho’s 32 delegates.

Also: Romney wins 31 counties, Santorum 7, Paul 6/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise

Question: In our HucksOnline poll, we predicted Paul (45%) would win over Romney (39%), followed by Santorum (8%), Buddy Roemer (5%), and Gingrich (2.5%). Pointing to our poll, Yabetcha advised us last night not to quit our day jobs. Why did we miss so badly on the final results?

Kootenai County Backs Santorum

It took until after midnight, but the wait was worth it for Rick Santorum (shown in AP photo Tuesday in Ohio) supporters. Following four rounds of voting, Santorum was the choice of Kootenai County Republicans in Idaho’s first presidential caucus. The Pennsylvanian received 674 votes in the final round of voting, while Ron Paul received 496 votes countywide, Republican Party officials announced early Wednesday. Mitt Romney, who earned the statewide caucus victory, was eliminated in the third round of voting, while Newt Gingrich was eliminated in the second round. The four rounds of voting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., did not end until after midnight, as those who waited more than five hours cast their final ballot at The Coeur d’Alene Resort and nine other caucus sites around the county/Joe Donofrio, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: What does the selection of Rick Santorum and Ron Paul as the top two choices tell us about Kootenai County's Republicans?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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