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U.S. vote

Candidate Vote Percent Electoral count
Obama/Biden (D) 61,715,465 50.5% 332
Romney/Ryan (R) 58,507,338 47.9% 206

Florida vote* | Turnout: 71.13%

Candidate Vote Percent Electoral count
Obama/Biden (D) 4,236,032 50.01% 29
Romney/Ryan (R) 4,162,174 49.13% 0
Difference 73,858 0.88%
Total 8,489,202 100%

* According to Florida Department of State at 12:40 p.m. Saturday.
Final results will be certified Nov. 20.

And ... it's official: Barack Obama wins Florida

Four days after Election Day, we have a winner in Florida: President Barack Obama takes all 29 of our electoral votes — not that he needed them.

Florida takes its time when it comes to presidential elections. We know all about 2000. But do you remember that Florida was the 35th state called in 2004?

Ten of the earlier calls were for states out west, where polls closed hours later. In 2008, networks projected Obama the winner and John McCain had conceded before some in Florida had even finished voting.

2008

U.S. vote count

Obama/Biden (D)69,456,897 52.9%

McCain/Palin (R)59,934,814 45.7%

Florida vote count

Obama/Biden (D)4,282,074 51.0%

McCain/Palin (R)4,045,624 48.2%

Difference236,4502.8%

Florida votes cast: 8,390,744

Florida turnout: 75.2%

Electoral College Count: Obama 365 (27 from Florida), McCain 173

When Florida called: 11:18 p.m., Nov. 5, more than three hours after polls closed

Rank in getting called: 42

2004

U.S. vote count

Bush/Cheney (R)62,040,61050.7%

Kerry/Edwards (D)59,028,444 48.3%

Florida vote count

Bush/Cheney (R)3,964,52252.1%

Kerry/Edwards (D)3,583,54447.1%

Difference380,9785%

Florida votes cast: 7,609,810

Florida turnout: 74.2%

Electoral College Count: Bush 286 (27 from Florida), Kerry 251

When Florida called: 12:15 a.m., Nov. 5 – more than four hours after polls closed.

Rank in getting called: 35

2000

U.S. vote count

Gore/Lieberman (D)50,992,33548.4%

Bush/Cheney (R)50,455,15647.9%

Nader/LaDuke (G)2,882,7382.7%

Florida vote count

Bush/Cheney (R)2,912,79048.8%

Gore/Lieberman (D)2,912,25348.8%

Nader/LaDuke (G)97,4881.6%

Difference 537 votes0%

Florida votes: 5,963,110

Florida turnout: 70.1%

Electoral College Count: Bush 271 (25 from Florida)Gore 266

When Florida called: Dec. 12, Supreme Court rules in Bush vs. Gore, 35 days after Election Day (Nov. 7)

Rank in getting called: 50

Sources: Florida Division of Elections; The American Presidency Project, CNN.com

And ... it's official: Barack Obama wins Florida 11/10/12 [Last modified: Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:52am]
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