Compare how Ames Poll winner is announced: 2007 vs 2011Submitted by valley6 on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 18:44
In 2007, every candidate is named along with vote totals. They start by naming the person with the lowest number of votes, and progress up to the winner. As each candidate is named, the number of votes, and the percentage of the total votes they received, are shown on a large screen. There is ample time for supporters to cheer their candidate between each announcement.
Last night, here's how Matt Strawn, Iowa Republican Party Chairman, makes the announcement.
"With 16,892 Iowans voting, the winner of the 2011 Iowa straw poll is congresswoman Michele Bachman. Thank you everyone and have a good night!" (turns his back and leaves)