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article imagePresident Barack Obama wins Florida, topping Mitt Romney

By Yukio Strachan     Nov 10, 2012 in Politics
Four days after the election, President Barack Obama and his supporters can finally claim victory in Florida, the Associated Press is reporting.
President Obama added 29 electoral votes to his final tally as Florida finished counting its ballots on Saturday, says the AP via MSN News.
With Florida, Obama's tally in the Electoral College increases to 332 over Republican challenger Mitt Romney's 206, USA Today reported.
Obama clinched the Electoral College and re-election on Tuesday without Florida.
Florida officials said Obama had 50 percent of the vote to Romney's 49.1 percent, a margin of about 74,000 votes.
According to the Washington Post, the Florida Secretary of State’s Office said that was over the half-percent margin where a computer recount would have been automatically ordered unless Romney had waived it.
There is a Nov. 16 deadline for overseas and military ballots, but under Florida law, recounts are based on Saturday’s results. Only a handful of overseas and military ballots are believed to remain outstanding
The win gave Obama victories in eight of nine critical swing states, losing only North Carolina. In addition to Florida, he won Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Virginia, Colorado and Nevada.
The state finished counting its votes Saturday.
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