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Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally
AFP
Washington, November 11, 2012
First Published: 00:47 IST(11/11/2012)
Last Updated: 02:10 IST(11/11/2012)
US President Barack Obama accompanied by First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia appears on stage on election night in Chicago, Illinois. AFP photo/Jewel Samad

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 winner, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College.

Florida officials said Obama had 50% of the vote to Romney's 49.1%, 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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