He’s Out

GOP Iowa Chair Steps Down

Matt Strawn, Iowa’s GOP chairman, announced Tuesday that he’s stepping down as the party’s leader after a nearly three-weak certification process that reversed the winner of the Iowa caucuses. Mitt Romney was declared the winner the night of the vote, but vote-count discrepancies in eight precincts led the party to overturn the result, handing the victory to Rick Santorum by 34 votes. “I am proud that an overwhelming [number] of the counties—in fact 99.96 percent of the counties—complied with the 14-day deadline to get their materials in," Strawn said.