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October 30, 2014

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Calling the winner before they count the votes

Isn't it a bit early for the networks to be calling the Republican caucus for Mitt Romney?

At 10:20 a.m., party officials at Green Valley High School had yet to begin counting votes. That high school is one of the larger caucus sites in Clark

County.

The networks based their results on entrance polls, according to Sun columnist Jon Ralston. That is, polling done of voters as they entered precinct sites.

Still, there was so much confusion among voters -- and undecided voters -- that the networks and Associated Press may be trigger-happy.

Then again, Romney has polled so well here and had the biggest group of supporters at Green Valley High.

But not the loudest. That of course would be the Ron Paul supporters.

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