Originally posted on askmarion:
I went to bed at about 2a.m. the night of Election 2012 hoping I would wake up to a news cycle miracle along the lines of the correction after the famous 1948 Election Chicago Tribune headlines: Dewey wins – “Dewey Defeats Truman” (It would have been poetic justice!) But when I woke up Obama had still been re-elected, Florida was still too close to call definitively and whispers of voter fraud were everywhere.
Per the Tampa Bay Online and other sources, at 3:30p.m. on Wednesday November 7th, President Barack Obama was still holding onto a slim lead, but too close to call, in Florida the largest swing state, which the President ended up not needing to win for re-election (but ultimately won) because he captured several other battleground states. At the time of the original writing for this piece Obama’s lead in Florida was much less than election night — 46,666 votes, or 49.9 percent…
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