Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 5, 2012

State-wide Romney, Santorum nearly tie; Santorum easily carries Appanoose County

By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Appanoose County Republicans caucused Tuesday night at the Centerville High School, the Moravia High School and the Garrett Memorial Library in Moulton.

The Iowa GOP reports 537 votes were cast in Appanoose County. Rick Santorum easily carried Appanoose County with 174 votes, followed by Rick Perry with 90 votes, Mitt Romney with 87 votes, Ron Paul with 77 votes, Newt Gingrich with 71 votes, Michele Bachmann with 25 votes, Buddy Roemer with 12 votes and Jon Huntsman with one vote.

Other, Herman Cain and No Preference all received zero votes in Appanoose County.

A breakdown by voting precincts in Appanoose County shows:

• 21 votes in Bellair and Lincoln townships: Ron Paul 0, Michele Bachmann 0, Newt Gingrich 8, Rick Santorum 7, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 0, Rick Perry 6, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 43 votes in Pleasant, Franklin and Caldwell townships: Ron Paul 13, Michele Bachmann 2, Newt Gingrich 5, Rick Santorum 15, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 4, Rick Perry 4, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 39 votes in Centerville Ward 1: Ron Paul 9, Michele Bachmann 3, Newt Gingrich 0, Rick Santorum 12, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 2, Rick Perry 13, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 52 votes in Centerville Ward 2: Ron Paul 13, Michele Bachmann 1, Newt Gingrich 12, Rick Santorum 14, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 8, Rick Perry 4, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 52 votes in Centerville Ward 3: Ron Paul 13, Michele Bachmann 0, Newt Gingrich 5, Rick Santorum 11, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 8, Rick Perry 15, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 35 votes in Johns and Independence townships: Ron Paul 4, Michele Bachmann 2, Newt Gingrich 7, Rick Santorum 3, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 6, Rick Perry 13, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 52 votes in Taylor and Chariton townships: Ron Paul 11, Michele Bachmann 0, Newt Gingrich 9, Rick Santorum 25, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 7, Rick Perry 0, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 31 votes in Udell Township: Ron Paul 2, Michele Bachmann 5, Newt Gingrich 0, Rick Santorum 8, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 6, Mitt Romney 4, Rick Perry 6, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 40 votes in Union Township: Ron Paul 2, Michele Bachmann 0, Newt Gingrich 3, Rick Santorum 32, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 0, Rick Perry 3, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 68 votes in Vermillion, Douglas and Sharon townships: Ron Paul 0, Michele Bachmann 8, Newt Gingrich 13, Rick Santorum 20, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 20, Rick Perry 7, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 25 votes in Walnut Township: Ron Paul 3, Michele Bachmann 1, Newt Gingrich 3, Rick Santorum 6, Jon Huntsman 0, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 0, Mitt Romney 6, Rick Perry 6, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

• 79 votes in Washington and Wells township: Ron Paul 7, Michele Bachmann 3, Newt Gingrich 6, Rick Santorum 21, Jon Huntsman 1, Other 0, Buddy Roemer 6, Mitt Romney 22, Rick Perry 13, Herman Cain 0, No Preference 0

State-wide, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was declared the winner of the leadoff Iowa Republican presidential caucus Wednesday by eight votes over Rick Santorum.

• Mitt Romney 30,015 votes or 25 percent

• Rick Santorum 30,007 votes or 25 percent

• Ron Paul 26,219 votes or 22 percent

• Newt Gingrich 16,251 votes or 13 percent

• Rick Perry 12,604 votes or 10 percent

• Michelle Bachmann 6,073 votes or 5 percent

• John Huntsman 745 votes or 1 percent

In Appanoose County Democratic caucus-goers went 100 percent for President Barack Obama. All 75 county and four state delegates went to Obama.

Statewide, President Obama earned 98.46 percent of the reported delegates to the state convention. The 2012 Democratic Party state convention will be held in Des Moines on June 16.

State-wide statistics furnished by the Associated Press.