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US: Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally

First published: November 10, 2012, 11:27 PM IST | Updated: November 10, 2012
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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.

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.

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