NBC News declares Obama wins Florida; final electoral vote tally is Obama, 332, Romney, 206

President Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney in Florida, NBC news reported Saturday, ending a four-day count with a thin margin of the popular vote, though substantial enough to avoid an automatic recount.

As a result, Obama garners the state’s 29 electoral votes, for a national total of 332 votes to Romney’s 206.

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By nearly every indication, the 2012 presidential election is heading toward a photo-finish both in the national popular vote and in the state-by-state Electoral College battle that will ultimately decide the winner.

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