It's Official: Obama Wins Florida

Final electoral count is 332 to 206

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 10, 2012 12:02 PM CST

(Newser) – See, that didn't take so long. Florida finished its count of absentee ballots today, and, as expected, President Obama won the state. The victory makes the final Electoral College tally 332 to 206. State officials say Obama won by roughly 74,000 votes out of about 8 million cast, a margin of 50% to 49.1%, reports AP. The win makes Obama 8-1 in the big swing states, with North Carolina his only loss.

Workers prepare to scan in boxloads of absentee ballots at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department Tuesday in Doral, Fla.
Workers prepare to scan in boxloads of absentee ballots at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department Tuesday in Doral, Fla.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A Palm Beach county election worker pauses as she counts ballots in Riviera Beach, Fla., Friday.
A Palm Beach county election worker pauses as she counts ballots in Riviera Beach, Fla., Friday.   (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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