As a result, “Obama garners the state’s 29 electoral votes, for a national total of 332 votes to Romney’s 206 votes,” according to NBC News.
According to the Florida Secretary of State’s Office, with nearly all votes accounted for, President Obama led Mitt Romney 50 percent to 49.1 percent, which is a difference of about 74,000 votes. This total surpassed the percent margin where a recount would have been ordered automatically.
The November 16th deadline for overseas and military ballots still stands. However under Florida law, “recounts are based on Saturday’s results,” NBC explains. “Only a handful of overseas and military ballots are believed to remain outstanding.”
Securing the win in Florida gave President Obama victories in eight out of nine swing states. He lost the state of North Carolina. But in addition to Florida, he won Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Virginia, Colorado and Nevada.