Almost 24 hours after the polls closed, Florida still hasn't declared a winner of the 2012 presidential race.
Obama doesn't need the state to win, but it would be nice to have closure, probably most voters would agree.
Unfortunately that may not happen until next week. Obama leads by less than 50,000 votes, and and there are some 200,000 provisional and absentee ballots still uncounted, which could flip the state to Romney. If the race stays close, a recount is on the cards - unless Romney declines it, which he'll have the right to do if he's the candidate who loses the initial vote count.
Neither if its this close. Do you really feel like you won if 49% voted against you? is 51% such an endorsement that you can feel confidant and capable of representing the whole? There is no winner when such polarization exists. Its our foreseeable future.
Awww, you think the Popular Vote matters. I used to be naive with big eyes once too. Now I'm just a jaded husk.:( 49% of Americans didn't want Obama as President. Who gives a rats a55? You think anyone in DC cares? The magic number is 270.
Obama did! We put the smash on the dumb ass Republicans who thought their money could get em in the house... ya cant stop the poor and middle class! Lol. They thought they had Florida! But wrong! Lol. I'm so happy! 4 more years.
The joke here in Florida is....."it's like it never happened"......the country just re-elected a President and we had nothing to do with it. I do think that both parties were so intent on litigating this election that holding the election and counting the vote became secondary. Shame on us for allowing them to make our state a laughingstock.....again.
Take it up with your fearless leader Gov Scott. He and the Republican leadership created the mess in the first place by playing fast and loose with the early voting. Or You could dig deeper and maybe place some blame at the feet of Katherine Harris and her role in the 2000 election. Your elections have been laughing stocks for years. In my opinion it is self inflicted.
First, the Romney people have now conceded Florida to the President. Second, the President won in spite of Rick Scott and the Republicans doing all that they could to limit voting by presumptive Democratic voters, shorting early the voting period, denying people from bring water to older and minority voters in the heat.
Who cares which candidate won. The election is already over thanks to the electoral college. Welcome to the Worthless States of America Florida, your vote does not matter!! Popular vote now! Obama would still have won, but at least everyone's vote would matter. Even better have all presidential primary votes on the same day. I for one am sick of Iowa picking the top two candidates. By the time the rest of the country votes, the best candidates have been erased by the big money guys.