Four Days Later, Florida Declares For Obama
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Four days after the polls closed, Florida announced President Barack Obama won the state's 29 electoral votes. As the AP writes:
The final vote count from Tuesday's presidential election is in from Florida, and President Obama is the winner. That gives the president a total of 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206. Florida officials said Obama had 50 percent of the vote to Romney's 49.1 percent, a margin of about 74,000 votes.
The Florida Secretary of State's Office confirmed Obama's victory on Saturday. Though razor-thin, the difference is still larger than the half-percent margin that would have automatically triggered a recount.
Though Obama's win was secured even without the state's electoral votes, Florida's results mean all eight swing states -- including Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Virginia, Colorado and New Hampshire -- swung for the president.
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