Iowa GOP to Count Votes at Secret Location
In what may be a response to Occupy
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 28, 2011 11:23 AM CST
The Iowa state capitol building in Des Moines is seen in this file photo. GOP headquarters, where the ballots were counted last year, is nearby.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Someone get Dick Cheney on the line, because the Iowa Republican Party needs an "undisclosed location" in which to count the impending caucus votes, sources tell Politico. Last election, votes were tabulated at the state’s GOP headquarters in Des Moines, but this year, with Occupy protesters planning to make themselves heard during the caucuses, officials may be trying to guard against disruptions.

Sources also say that they’re worried about other threats, like hacking. The state’s GOP chair would say only that the party is "taking additional safeguards," to protect the count, but would not comment "on specific security procedures."

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Dec 28, 2011 4:21 PM CST
Secret democracy, the GOP way. Meaning; democracy is what we decide to tell you it is.
Dec 28, 2011 3:23 PM CST
I don't want to name names... But I bet someone by the initials of Ron Paul will get screwed
Dec 28, 2011 2:46 PM CST
I wonder if they're checking for voter IDs at the door, or perhaps, just a note from your Pastor will suffice to vote. In either case, the fix is now probably in, and my guess is that-- somehow, by some miracle-- a Christian Conservative will end up winning.