CAUCUS REVIEW: New Iowa GOP Committee
The Republican Party of Iowa has formed a committee to review the Iowa caucus process.
The 17-member Iowa Caucus Review Committee will take a look at the latest round of caucuses in 2012 and decide what worked and didn’t work. The party faced criticism after declaring Mitt Romney won the caucuses by 8 votes then finding out Rick Santorum had won by 34 votes when the totals were certified weeks later.
Matt Strawn, who had been the head of the Iowa GOP, resigned after the caucus but claimed it had nothing to do with how the caucus results were handled.
“The purpose of the committee is to conduct a full audit and review of the Republican Caucus. We’re going to review what went right and what went wrong. We will fix what went wrong and promote what went right,” says committee chairman Bill Schickel.
The first meeting of the committee is set for April 26th.
The Iowa GOP says it will also work with its Democrat counterparts to make sure the process remains transparent.