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US elections: Barack Obama wins Florida, topping Mitt Romney in final tally

Associated Press
Nov 10, 2012 at 11:27pm IST

St Petersburg, Florida: Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College.

Florida officials said Obama had 50 per cent of the vote to Romney's 49.1 per cent, a margin of about 74,000 votes.

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.

US: Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally

Florida officials said Obama had 50 per cent of the vote to Romney's 49.1 per cent, a margin of about 74,000 votes.

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