Although he had clinched re-election for another term of four years Tuesday night even when Florida was yet to be counted, on Saturday, President Barack Obama of the United Stated was declared the winner of Florida’s 29 electoral votes, earning 50 per cent to Mitt Romney’s 49.1 per cent, after a four-day count with neck-and-neck tallies – this is according to the Secretary of State’s office.
The victory puts the president at a final 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206. It also marks his sweep of eight of the nine swing states, with North Carolina his only battleground loss.
Obama’s margin of victory is over the half-per cent mark that would trigger a computer recount unless Romney had waived it.
A handful of overseas and military ballots, which have a November 16 deadline, are believed to remain outstanding, but under Florida law, recounts are based on Saturday’s results.