- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rick Santorum’s Iowa precinct chairman admitted Monday night that he wasn’t able to cast a vote for the former GOP caucus winner because his pen ran out of ink.

During an interview on MSNBC, the unnamed chairman pulled up a photo of the precinct’s vote tally sheet on his cellphone.

“What, you didn’t vote for him?” reporter Chris Hayes asked after noticing an “X” next to Mr. Santorum’s name.

“As I was writing down, my pen ran out of ink,” the man said, laughing. “I was like, I can’t just ask somebody for a new pen while I’m doing this.”

“Buddy, you’re the Santorum dude,” Mr. Hayes said.

“I know, I know,” the chair responded. “Failure to launch, failure to launch.”

Mr. Hayes later posted video of the exchange in a Twitter video, writing “Here’s why Rick Santorum got zero votes at the GOP caucus we were at tonight.”

Mr. Santorum, who won Iowa’s caucuses in 2012, received 1 percent support Monday night.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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