… on the very front page. It’s at about 24% reporting as I write.
UPDATE with 30% reporting: Romney 23.1%, Paul 23.0%, Santorum 22.9%. Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann not in the running.
UPDATE with 46% reporting: Santorum 24.1%, Romney 23.9%, Paul 21.9%.
MEANWHILE, back in the real world, there is bitter dispute among conservators at the Louvre over the process and result of the restoration of one of Leonardo’s paintings.
UPDATE with 52% reporting: Santorum 24.3%, Romney 23.7%, Paul 21.6%.
A THOUGHT: if anyone imagined s/he was going to run away with this one, they were either very foolish or sadly underprepared on the state of Iowa’s GOP voters. Also on the NYT front page is a slideshow of Iowa caucus participants; they’re mostly older, and overwhelmingly… almost monolithically… white. This may or may not typify Republicans in the nation at large; my guess is that it does not, at least not to the same degree. The support for the nut-jobs is a bit of a surprise to me, though the polls predicted it.
UPDATE with 79% reporting: Romney 24.9%, Santorum 24.4%, Paul 21.2%.
UPDATE with 92% reporting: Romney 24.7%, Santorum 24.7%, Paul 21.1%. (Romney by 13 votes. Thirteen. Votes.)
UPDATE with 93% reporting: Santorum 24.7%, Romney 24.6%, Paul 21.1%. (Santorum by 60-odd votes… correction… 134 votes.)
UPDATE with 96% reporting: Santorum 24.6%, Romney 24.6%, Paul 21.3%. (Santorum by less than 100 votes. Recount likely?)
UPDATE with 97% reporting: Santorum 24.6%, Romney 24.6%, Paul 21.3%. (Santorum by 37 votes.)
QUIRK! The percent reporting just dropped back to 96%. Did somebody “find” some votes somewhere?
UPDATE with 98% reporting: Romney 24.6%, Santorum 24.5%, Paul 21.5%. (Romney by 41 votes. Yep. I’ll bet someone “found” some votes.)
UPDATE with 99% reporting: Santorum by 5 votes. Jeebus!
NOTE: Rick Perry says he will asses his campaign’s future. Oh, wait, that’s ASSESS his campaign’s future. Considering the candidates, I know you will forgive my understandable mistake.
UPDATE with 99% reporting: Santorum by 34 votes.
NO UPDATE with 99% reporting: Since it doesn’t really affect anything, I’m giving up. It’s midnight, and I’m tired of this…