(CNN) – President Barack Obama will narrowly win the presidential vote in Florida, CNN projected, based on updated vote totals provided by the counties to the state by Saturday’s noon deadline.
Obama won the state with 50.01% of the vote compared with 49.13% for GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to those numbers. The incumbent's margin of victory was just shy of 74,000 votes.
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With the Sunshine State's results in – the last undecided state - CNN projects Obama's electoral vote total comes to 332, well above the 270 required to win the presidency. CNN projects Romney to finish with 206 electoral votes.
The state's 29 electoral votes have proved decisive in the past and were expected to be important this year.
But Obama ran the board on Election Day, and it was another heavily contested battleground, Ohio, that put Obama over the top.
Obama's narrow victory in Florida means he has swept all eight of the states CNN, along with other media outlets, rated as "toss-ups," where the vote was within reach of either candidate.
Heading into Election Day, polls had shown a particularly tight race in Florida, a state that is no stranger to close presidential races. Since 2000, the contest has never been decided by more than 5 percentage points.
Obama won Florida in 2008 by 3 percentage points.
Obama outspent Romney in television advertising in the state, according to CNN consultant Kantar Media/CMAG, although Romney visited the state more. Obama spent $69.5 million on ads in Florida to Romney's $42 million. Romney made 33 visits to the state, compared to Obama's 24.
Never had a doubt. Really hurts doesn't it you racists and hate mongers ?
There you have it. Hopefully the Republicans will wake up and realize this wasn't even close. Time to grow up conservatives.
I'm so proud to live a state that still can't count!!!!!!!!!
The icing on the cake!!!
that's good to know.
It's about damm time! Nate Silver – The Man. He got all the states right!
This is embarrassing. South Florida should be declared a separate country. Many are unemployed in my area because Obama lied about the Manned Mars Mission. Maybe they can all now at least get free Obama phones.
Congratulation! Congratulations! I knew that you could do it.
Too late......day late and dollar short.
Florida turned out to be unimportant in this match.
Certainly took long enough... What's humorous is how close the popular vote was nationally but Obama destroyed Romney in electoral votes
God has truly blessed America!
And to think- there is intelligent life in Florida
Who would have believed
So why the delay?
The final results kept coming up with Obama winning the state, and so Rick Scott ordered election officials to "go back and keep recounting the votes ... until they got it right!"
Eventually, even Governor Voldemort had to admit that all of his voter suppression efforts had failed.
Congratulation democrats! Work well done.
Who cares? Florida votes are counted like it is the 16th century. Florida election officials don't have a clue as to what to do.
Hopeful Florida will have its "Act" together within the next election.. God Bless America!!! Good luck President Obama in all your endeavors.
A day late and a dollar short
Obviously – if everything is fair !!!
People are standing up to the bullies.
Since he has already been elected, I fail to see how this is breaking news.
In your face, Paul Ryan :) ... Childish but satisfying.
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew it the whole time :-)