Obama wins Florida

Alexi Gusso

Four days after the election, President Barack Obama was announced the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes, the Washington Post reported.

Obama now has 332 electoral votes to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's 206.

With almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Obama led Romney only 50 percent to 49.1 percent with 8,471,095 votes cast, according to the Florida Secretary of State website.

The difference between the two candidates was about 74,000 votes, which is over the half-percent margin where a computer recount would have entailed.

"Florida has spoken loudly in support of moving our nation forward," said the Obama campaign's Florida director Ashley Walker in a news release.

Obama's win comes in part from the heavy support from Florida's black, Hispanic, and younger voters. Romney led among white and older voters.

It was difficult for election officials to call the presidential race in Florida due in part to the close margin.

The win in Flordia gave Obama his eighth swing state victory. He lost only North Carolina.