Mitt Romney Campaign Basically Concedes Florida
Some votes are still being counted in Florida, but you can finally color in the state with the faintest shade of light blue. Mitt Romney's campaign has just released a statement finally acknowledging that they've lost Florida.
"The numbers in Florida show this was winnable," reads a statement released by Brett Doster, a Florida advisor for Romney. "We thought based on our polling and range of organization that we had done what we needed to win. Obviously, we didn't, and for that I and every other operative in Florida has a sick feeling that we left something on the table. I can assure you this won't happen again."
As the counting stands now, Obama has 4,180,697 votes to Romney's 4,124,865.
Votes are still being tallied in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and Duval counties. Of those, Romney is only winning Duval, and by a narrow margin. Obama is carrying the other three by a comfortable margin.
Earlier today, Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager, told reporters on a conference call that he believed Obama would eventually be declared the winner of Florida.
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