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Obama wins Fla., topping Romney in final tally

6:37 PM, Nov 10, 2012   |    comments
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SOPCHOPPY, FL - NOVEMBER 6: Poll workers check the identification of Suzanne Grant in the tiny precinct of Smith Creek on November 6, 2012 in Sopchoppy, Florida. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

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 percent of the vote to Romney's 49.1 percent, 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.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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