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Obama wins Florida; final electoral tally 332-206 over Romney

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at George Mason University,  Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Updated: 11/11/2012 12:01 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida.

The state finished counting its votes today. Obama was declared the winner, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College.

Florida officials said Obama had 50 percent of the vote to Republican Mitt Romney's 49.1 percent. The margin was about 74,000 votes.

The win gave Obama victories in eight of nine critical battleground states, losing only North Carolina. In addition to Florida, he won Ohio, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Virginia, Colorado and Nevada.
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