By the Left Coast Rebel
UPDATED 12:30 PST: Whoops, my bad, as per the title of this post, Drudge doesn't have Ron Paul leading in early voting, rather he is touting a Drudge Report poll that he's running. Oddly enough he has Herman Cain listed as a candidate in his poll.
I'm home today, working but following the Iowa caucus results. I'll update this post throughout the day as I find the time to and as I see something that catches my eye (especially as it pertains to my pick, Ron Paul). Iowa Caucus caucus member begin voting at 8:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM PST.
First off a totally unscientific Drudge poll has Ron Paul running away with it:
The Drudge Report is typically a good place to check out live election results. I would recommend checking out what Matt Drudge has up today.
The UK's Telegraph also has pretty good live coverage.
I found this Live Stream via Breitbart from the Iowa caucuses, click the image to watch the live streaming coverage today:
Updated 12:23 PST: Sean Hannity will have Rand Paul on his show today at 5:00 ET. Should be interesting.
Updated 12:32 PST: Did you know (via Daily Caller, Memeorandum) that Rick Santorum's 19-year-old nephew endorsed Ron Paul?:
It is not the government’s job to dictate to individuals how they must live. The Constitution was designed to protect individual liberty. My Uncle Rick cannot fathom a society in which people cooperate and work with each other freely. When Republicans were spending so much money under President Bush, my uncle was right there along with them as a senator. The reason we have so much debt is not only because of Democrats, but also because of big-spending republicans like my Uncle Rick.
Updated 6:15 PST, 9:15 ET, this live coverage from CBS echoes the info above:
Updated 6:20 PST: CBS now show Santorum eeking out Romney and Paul just slightly at the front of the pack:
This thing's gonna be a nail-biter to the end. I'll be back when 25% or so of the precincts are in.
Updated 6:30: Good grief it's a three way tie at the top:
Thought: Isn't 20%+ just where "inevitable" Romney was in 2008, even after spending millions the last few years?
Updated 6:33 PST: This guy on Twitter has it about right... from what I see this could hinge on 50 or so votes:
Updated 7:05 PST: Looks like Paul is now third with falacious "big government conservative" Rick Santorum and "Mr. Inevitable" Slick-Mitt Romney battling it for first and second, respectively:
I'll check in later when this thing is called.
Updated 8:00 PST: Sarah Palin defending Ron Paul?
Updated 8:49 PST: It looks like Romney and Santorum will duke it out 'til the end tonight for 1st place. Here's Ron Paul on his pretty-much-certain third place finish tonight:
Updated 9:47 Pacific (via RightKlik):
Popular vote for Romney 2008: 30,021
Popular vote for Romney 2012: 29,657 (99% reporting)
Updated 9:53 Pacific (via RightKlik):
Romney's blogger groupie doesn't get it (via Jacobson).