President Barack Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final electoral vote tally 332 to 206

  • Article by: TAMARA LUSH , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 10, 2012 - 5:55 PM
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burbdwellerNov. 10, 1212:33 PM

How ridiculous that it took them this long to count the votes and that people had to wait until after midnight to vote. This is a result of GOP voter suppression tactics that thankfully were rejected this year in Minnesota, which can be proud of its fair and inclusive election system.

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Jakein08Nov. 10, 1212:41 PM

The pundits on the Faux News Channel got it half right. They said it would be an electoral landslide. That part they did get right! The polls were all wrong, the polls were biased, the polls did not reflect the electorate....Turns out the only polls that were biased were the ones like rasmussun who are regulars on Fox. How can they call themselves a news station and keep a straight face?

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pinky1933Nov. 10, 1212:46 PM

while it has no material impact on the outcome of the election, it is however a clear demonstration that another important swing state is now very purple, if not blue-purple. times are a changin folks and i don't see how the GOP ever remedies their demographic challenge. add to that to their image as the party of "no," mean, sexist and greedy it's not hard to believe that they are becoming a fractured, inconsequential political movement. i hope they find their way, as i very much support a two-party system. maybe they should hire Madonna to help them reinvent themselves.

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J_DubyaNov. 10, 1212:53 PM

1. Raise taxes on top earners' incomes to reduce the deficit. 2. If the obstructionist, do-nothing republicans continue trying to blackmail Obama with the economy to prevent higher taxes on the rich, make sure the country is aware of which party is holding the economy hostage and make a massive effort toward removing the republicans from Congressional control in 2014.

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tbdbitl7881Nov. 10, 12 1:17 PM

1) 0.9% is not "speaking loudly". 2) The Supreme Court did not "declare Bush the winner" in 2000;they ruled that a partial recount of a state was unconstitutional. 3) It's all a moot point anyway. 0bama won, Romney lost.

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howyadoinNov. 10, 12 2:14 PM

Your move, Senator McConnell. You said your primary goal was to prevent President Obama from getting a second term. You failed. Now it's time to govern. This requires working with Democrats and getting something done.

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budgrant00Nov. 10, 12 3:05 PM

howyadoin...now the goal has to be to save your sort from yourselves. But in reality it is too late now. Medicare is going down, the debt will reach level that cannot be salvaged, and Obama's anti growth policies will continue to fail us. I pity the gullible class warriors that are about to experience the what was unimaginable a decade ago. But when 60% of the people expect 1% to support them that's what happens. Welcome Greece West people.

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crystalbayNov. 10, 12 3:20 PM

All the ALEC/GOP efforts to suppress voter-turn out failed miserably. If anything, their undemocratic, blatant strategy backfired because it angered so many people, particularly minorities, into turning out in greater numbers than 2008. Even the youth vote surpassed 2008, and this was the very demographic regressives were certain wouldn't bother to vote. The one billion spent, having a 24/7 propaganda arm called Fox, countless efforts to suppress Dem votes, Citizens United-spawned Super Pacs, and relentless lies could not elicit enough votes to put this fraud into office. Just imagine 2016 when the demographics run even more against the lilly-white party of old men?!

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wtrfwlrNov. 10, 12 3:24 PM

We won, blah, blah, blah. It's Bush's fault, blah, blah, blah. The GOP is evil, blah, blah, blah. What the election has given the US is 4 more years of NO leadership, finger pointing, blaming and failure to to responsibility. Enjoy patting yourselves on the back until 2016, we'll see what's left of the country then.

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DufferHNov. 10, 12 3:25 PM

It all boils down to the same thing as 2008. The Dems have the White House and the Senate (though not filibuster proof) and the GOP has clear control of the House. We're right back where we were before the election. It's clear BOTH parties need to add compromise to their vocabularies.

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