Two new stars grew out of CNN's coverage of the 2012 Iowa caucuses.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer and John King interviewed Edith Pfeffer, the chairwoman of Clinton County's Republican Central Committee, and Carolyn Tallet, the president of the Clinton County Republican Women's Club, over the phone. The two women were part of the late night drama that unfolded after a winner had not been determined in the Iowa caucuses due to an incomplete vote total from Clinton County.
Though Edith said her precinct had reported its voting totals just before 8:00 p.m. in the evening, Carolyn had to go to Edith's home to wake her up and get her vote totals, as it was suspected that ballots from Edith's precinct had not been counted.
Blitzer asked Edith to provide the network with her vote totals from Clinton County. "Oh — I haven't. God, I added them up. I added them up a couple of times. Oh man," Edith said. Edith eventually read off her totals, which King said "would be the difference," if the votes from Edith's precinct turned out to be the ones missing. "The numbers we're receiving from the state do not match the number we received from the county chairwoman," King said.
"What do you mean they don't match up?!" Edith asked. The set broke out in laughter and Blitzer told her he would later explain it to her. The network enjoyed talking to the Edith and Carolyn so much that they called them again after the results had come in, and applauded them for their part in solving the case of the missing Iowan ballots.
Edith and Carolyn are back!