Sat. Deadline Passes Without New Tally From Broward, Palm Beach

SOUTH FLORIDA (CBSMiami) – It’s been four long days since polls closed. While a Saturday noon deadline for Florida counties to provide the state with unofficial vote tallies passed with no new numbers, the counties did report the totals shortly after noon.

With the votes tallied, Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida’s 29 electoral votes, upping his electoral votes total to 332.

It wasn’t an easy process for any of the parties involved.

Election staffers – burning the midnight oil Friday night to meet Saturday’s deadline – continued the time-intensive process of counting stacks of absentee ballots fraught with printing errors.

Broward County elections official Mary Cooney announced her county finished processing absentee ballots around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

In Palm Beach County, elections officials finished tallying delayed results from thousands of absentee and provisional ballots at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Read more about Palm Beach County’s progress in the Sun-Sentinel article.

More Election 2012 coverage on the CBS4 politics page

Results from county and state races


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