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Obama wins Fla., topping Romney in final electoral tally

Barack Obamelectinight along with Joe   Jill Biden Michelle ObamMcCormick Place Lakeside Center Tuesday November 6 2012. | Richard

Barack Obama on election night along with Joe & Jill Biden and Michelle Obama at McCormick Place Lakeside Center on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. | Richard A. Chapman~Sun-Times

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Updated: November 10, 2012 12:03PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — 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, 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.

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