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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Early Florida results look good for President Obama and Democrats

It’s too soon to say which can­di­date will win the Sun­shine State, and not all of the polls have closed there. How­ev­er, with more than two mil­lion votes count­ed in Flori­da, Pres­i­dent Oba­ma main­tains a slight lead over Mitt Rom­ney (52% to 48%), and is doing bet­ter in some areas than he did in 2008.

That’s a good sign for Democrats.

In Duval Coun­ty, which John McCain won with 51% of the vote, Oba­ma’s cam­paign is keep­ing Rom­ney’s below the 51% mark.

Josh Mar­shall offers this thought about Flori­da and North Car­oli­na:

The big deal though is that these two states are super, super close. Seem­ing­ly down to the wire. But Rom­ney must win both states. If these are going down to the wire, that’s not a good sign for Romney.

This is an impor­tant point. Rom­ney has no hope of win­ning the pres­i­den­cy if he can­not win the key bat­tle­ground states in the south. Even if Rom­ney were to win, let’s say, Michi­gan and Penn­syl­va­nia, he would not have the sup­port nec­es­sary to win if he could not put North Car­oli­na and Flori­da into his win column.

UPDATE: Cur­rent results in Flori­da as of 5:05 PM Pacific:

  • Romney/Ryan: 47.72% (2,265,239 votes)
  • Obama/Biden: 51.53% (2,445,934 votes)

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  1. We want Flori­da’s votes dou­ble checked this time. With Bush in the mix — we are con­cerned anoth­er Gore/Bush trick is in the works.

    # by Ann Clinton :: November 6th, 2012 at 6:58 PM
  2. Go Rom­ney!! hope he becomes pres­i­dent if not were all doomed!!

    # by Tiffany :: November 6th, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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