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UPDATE: Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The chairman of the Iowa Republican party says former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Iowa caucuses by eight votes.

Chairman Matt Strawn made the announcement of the razor-thin margin from Des Moines.

Romney narrowly edged out former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

Strawn says Romney got 30,015 votes, and Santorum received 30,007 votes.

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Here are the latest Iowa Caucus results from the Associated Press with 99 percent of precincts reporting:

Rick Santorum, 29,944 - 25 percent

Mitt Romney, 29,926 - 25 percent

Ron Paul, 26,182 - 21 percent

Newt Gingrich, 16,210 - 13 percent

Rick Perry, 12,574 - 10 percent

Michele Bachmann, 6,064 - 5 percent

Jon Huntsman, 744 - 1 percent

No Preference, 133 - 0 percent

Other, 117 - 0 percent

Herman Cain, 58 - 0 percent

Buddy Roemer, 49 - 0 percent

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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