Today is Saturday and Florida has finally finished counting votes cast on or before Tuesday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida’s 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000. [...]
The Florida Secretary of State’s Office said that with almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney 50 percent to 49.1 percent, a difference of about 74,000 votes. That was over the half-percent margin where a computer recount would have been automatically ordered unless Romney had waived it.
332 to 206 is a rather impressive margin of a victory. A margin greater than many predicted, including the effeminate wizard Nate Silver, but according to Politico this isn’t a mandate because the president didn’t win white voters.
Republicans have a very large electoral mountain to climb if they want to close the gap in the next four years.