Iowa Caucus Results Show Santorum Beating Romney [VIDEO]

First, it was too close to call.  Then, Mitt Romney was declared the winner.  Now, Rick Santorum has more votes than Mitt Romney in the Iowa Caucus.  How did this happen?  And why is this result being considered a tie?

FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper has explains:

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The eight vote lead that Mitt Romney had over Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses is now a 34 vote lead in favor of Santorum.  Republican officials in Iowa have certified totals, but no winner actually being declared.  GOP Chair Matt Strawn says results from eight precincts are missing, and why Strawn says is a question for the volunteer chairs:

Strawn: "And depending on which county we're talking about, sometimes the county chair never heard from the precinct chair.  Uh, in one county we have a precinct chair that submitted a blank form that had nothing on it.  Uh, there was no record to certify."

The remaining candidates are now focusing on South Carolina's primary which takes place on Saturday.

Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.

Iowa GOP Releases Certified Iowa Caucus Presidential Preference Vote Totals

The Republican Party of Iowa released the final, certified vote totals of the January 3rd Iowa Caucus Presidential preference vote. The final, certified vote totals represent 1,766 of the state's 1,774 caucus precincts, and reflect a record-breaking 121,503 Iowans who participated.

2012 Iowa Republican Caucus Certified vote totals (1766/1774 precincts certified)

Rick Santorum:  29,839

Mitt Romney:  29,805

Ron Paul:  26,036

Newt Gingrich:  16,163

Rick Perry:  12,557

Michele Bachmann:  6,046

Jon Huntsman:  739

No Preference:  147

Other:  86

Herman Cain:  45

Sarah Palin:  23

Buddy Roemer:  17

Total:  (1766/1774)  121,503

Certified vote totals were unavailable for eight of Iowa's 1,774 precincts.

For more on this story watch the VIDEO HERE:

Full, certified vote totals per precinct are available by clicking HERE