Romney and ‘Undercounting’

by Daniel Foster

I won’t have a chance to update this post because I’m going the heck to bed and by the time I wake up it will likely be irrelevant, but as of now Karl Rove is saying per an “RNC source” that Mitt Romney has won Iowa by 14 (fourteen) votes, due in part to a mistake that under-counted his votes in one precinct.

If Romney were smart he’d disavow these magical new votes and let Santorum have the thing. Don’t let anything — even some vote counter’s apparent mistake — make you look petty. “Wining” Iowa by a handful of votes–literally!–with even the slightest taint on them is worse than losing it by a similar margin.