Oops: CNN host calls Romney ‘Governor Mormon’

By David Edwards
Sunday, February 5, 2012 15:06 EDT
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CNN's John King breaks down election results
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Almost everyone knows that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but CNN host John King made the association all to clear Saturday by referring to him as “Governor Mormon.”

Following the former Massachusetts governor’s decisive win in the Nevada caucuses, King attempted to break down the vote based on religion.

“Obviously, Governor Mormon is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,” King said. “He won big among Mormons. He won every nine out of ten votes among Mormons.”

According to CNN entrance polls, about 25 percent of caucus-goers in Nevada identified themselves as Mormons. Romney was also the top choice among all other Christian voters, while Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul got over 50 percent of the voters who did not identify with a religion.

Church membership records show that only Wyoming, Idaho and Utah have a higher percentage of Mormons in their populations.

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast Feb. 4, 2012.

(H/T: The Huffington Post)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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