By I-Hsien Sherwood | ( | First Posted: Nov 10, 2012 03:16 PM EST

The final Electoral College results for the 2012 presidential election. (Photo : I-Hsien Sherwood)

Four days after polls closed in the presidential election, Florida finally has all its votes counted.

Election officials in the electorally-dysfunctional state finally finished the count, and the Associated Press called the state for President Obama, as expected.

The final tally was 50 percent for Obama to 49.1 percent for Romney, a difference of about 74,000 votes, outside the half-percent margin that would have triggered an automatic recount.

That brings the final Electoral College totals to 332 for Obama and 206 for Romney.

The Obama campaign stepped in on Friday, claiming victory in a race everyone knew would end up going their way.

Even the Romney campaign could see that's it was a lost cause.

The Republicans conceded the race in Florida on Thursday.

"The numbers in Florida show this was winnable," said Romney adviser Brett Doster, speaking to The Miami Herald.

"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."

Florida is again the last state to finish its election count, as it was in 2000. The difference in this case is that it doesn't matter.

The election was decided just after 11pm on Tuesday, once the result in Ohio became apparent, giving Obama enough electoral votes to win, no matter the end result in Florida.

Florida's election night was plagued with long lines, with some voters still waiting to cast a ballot after midnight, an hour after the election had been called in Obama's favor.

Republican Governor Rick Scott went to court to reduce the number of early voting days from 13 to 8, contributing to the long waits. The ballot was also the longest in the country, with a dozen pages of ballot initiatives for voters to plod through.

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