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Strategist and commentator Dee Dee Benkie told Breitbart TV that she had spoken with Iowa GOP officials and that she was convinced that the State party was not going to allow Ron Paul to win the Iowa caucuses.
Note: Iowa's delegates are not directly chosen by the caucuses, but by district and state conventions which occur later in the cycle. The shown delegate counts are projections provided by the media. 25 delegates are chosen by the convention, and 3 are unpledged RNC delegates for a total of 28. Projections are 13 electoral college delegates for Romney and 12 for Santorum.
DES MOINES — Ron Paul may have officially come in third tonight, but if the campaign's caucus strategy went off as planned, then Paul may actually be the real winner of the first Republican voting contest.
That's because Paul's massive organizational push in Iowa focused on both winning votes, and also on making sure that Paul supporters stuck around after the vote to make sure they were selected as county delegates — the first step towards being elected as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.
That's because Iowa's Republican caucuses are non-binding — they are technically just a straw poll, so once selected, delegates are free to vote for whichever presidential candidate they choose.