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Iowa: No recount seen in close caucuses vote

Posted at 11:18 PM on January 3, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Iowa, Politics

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Rick Santorum has only an 11 vote lead over Mitt Romney. But don't expect any attempt to recount votes from tonight's Iowa caucuses.

"There is no mechanism for a recount," Iowa GOP spokesman Dough Heye told CNN.


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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.