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Obama wins Fla. by 74,000 votes, avoiding recount

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — President 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.

No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched reelection and now has 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 206.

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