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The final piece of the electoral map is now in place. After a four-day count, President Obama has won Florida’s 29 electoral voters with a squeaker of a margin.
With nearly 100% of the votes in, the Associated Press reported Obama had 50% to GOP challenger Mitt Romney’s 49.1%. The difference, according to the Florida secretary of state, was about 74,000 votes. Only a few military and overseas ballots are believed to be uncounted.
Florida’s outcome was not crucial to putting Obama over the electoral college edge – he had already secured 303 votes on election day, well above the 270 needed to win the presidency. But it can now be written in the history books: The final electoral tally for 2012 was 332 votes for Obama, 206 for Romney.