Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Barack Obama won the electoral vote in Florida.
Florida finally has a winner in the race for president. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that President Barack Obama won all 29 electoral votes in the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Obama had 50.01 percent of the vote in Florida to Gov. Mitt Romney's 49.13 percent. According to the Florida Department of Sttate, Obama collected 4,236,032 votes to Romney's 4,162,174.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Voters in Florida still have questions surrounding who gets the state's 29 Electoral votes.
President Barack Obama appeared on the road to re-election when he was declared the winner in Ohio. But a victory in the state of Florida was considered essential in order for Gov. Mitt Romney to win the seat. The eyes of the nation remained on Florida overnight as the margin between the candidates here remained less than 1 percent with many votes left to be counted. A recount in the state would be mandatory if the margin is one-half of 1 percent or smaller once all votes are counted. A recount would be easier than in 2000. Florida no longer uses punch-card ballots. All counties now use electronic voting systems. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Republican vice presidential nominee plans a visit to Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan plans to make a stop in the northern part of Tampa Bay, in Oldsmar, on Saturday, Sept. 15, to rally supporters. Ryan, the running mate to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will make his appearance at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive West, in Oldsmar. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Event begins at 11:00 a.m. Titled a "Victory Rally," other Republican team members are expected to be in attendance, though no names have been released at this time. Those interested in going must reserve a free ticket by visiting www.MittRomney.com/states/florida. Then Go to "Find Events Near You" and RSVP. Security will be similar to an airport checkpoint, according to Jeff Bechdel, Florida Communications Director for …