Just a glitch. Nothing to see here. Google uses feeds to get the current data, but this post was surely still dynamically attached to a test dataset. When the results API was pushed live, someone forgot to switch datasets. It's an easy mistake, especially if a developer or two worked round-the-clock to get it up and running.
Certainly, because the actual final results were much different. Though, it's no surprise Romney is the front-runner. I'm not a Romney fan, but I do
admit that he's less polarizing than the other candidates; and thus, we shouldn't be surprised he's getting the votes.