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Florida vote count drags on
 
A sign lets voters know they can cast early ballots for the Florida primary on. Jan. 27: Early voting for the general election has already begun in 25 states.
A sign lets voters know they can cast early ballots for the Florida primary on. Jan. 27: Early voting for the general election has already begun in 25 states.
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Florida is the nation's biggest swing state, but it didn't matter in the presidential election this year. President Obama won re-election and returned to Washington to get back to work, yet Florida election officials are still counting votes to determine whether Obama or Mitt Romney will get the Sunshine State's electoral votes. As of Wednesday, Obama had 49.8 percent of the vote to Romney's 49.2 percent, but thousands of votes remained to be counted. Florida officials can't say when they'll have a final tally, but counties have until noon Saturday to announce their unofficial results.

 

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