President Barack Obama and the rest of the country did not have to wait on Florida to find out the winner of the 2012 election, thanks to victories in all but one of the designated toss-up states. (Source: CNN)
Lines of Florida voters wrapped around buildings and city blocks on Election Day, with some waiting hours to fill out a ballot. (Source: CNN)
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:18:27 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
It was just before 3 a.m. when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley and West Elder near Findlay Market. Full Story >
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The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided an endless amount of viral internet memes as well as the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
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(RNN) – The state of Florida has finished its tally, and its 29 electoral votes have been awarded to President Barack Obama. Not that it mattered.
The Associated Press reported Obama took 50 percent of the popular vote, compared to 49.1 percent for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, making it slightly above the half-percent or less margin that would require a recount. About 74,000 votes separated the two.
There may still be a small amount of overseas and military ballots, which have to be in by Nov. 16, according to the AP. However, they do not affect whether there would be a recount.
While Florida's count officially closes the book on the 2012 presidential race, Obama did not need to carry the state after already reaching the 270 electoral votes needed to be re-elected.
The final count stands at 332 for Obama to 206 for Romney. The president carried eight of the nine "swing states" the campaigns battled for, winning Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire, Virginia and Wisconsin along with the Sunshine State.
Romney only took North Carolina in addition to the states believed to be solid red.
Long lines of people waiting to vote after polling places were scheduled to close, along with late absentee ballots, were blamed for the slowed returns in Florida. All 49 of the other states had been called for one of the candidates by early Wednesday.
The large turnout of Floridians on Election Day came despite early voting in the state, which also saw people waiting for hours to make their choice. Gov. Rick Scott cut the number of early voting days from 14 to eight in 2011.
Scott had refused to extend voting past Saturday, but polling places in some counties were allowed to stay open or provide and accept absentee ballots. Waits in Miami-Dade reached up to seven hours, according to reports.
Florida's 29 electoral votes were the biggest prize among the toss-up states going into Election Day.
The state earned a dubious reputation for its role in national politics in 2000, when it and its then-25 electoral votes decided the presidential race for George W. Bush. The final tally showed a Bush with a mere 537 votes more than Al Gore, out of more than 6 million cast.
Among other issues were the "butterfly ballots" used in Palm Beach County. The odd format, with candidates listed on both sides, may have caused thousands of to voters to accidentally select the Reform Party's Pat Buchanan instead of Gore.
Several news outlets also mistakenly called the state for Gore early into the ballot count before retracting and naming it "too close to call."
Lawsuits and a recount ensued with the race ending so close, leaving the result in question for a month. On Dec. 12, 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 to stop the hand recount, effectively awarding the state and the election to Bush.
Florida voting has gone smoother in the last two presidential elections. Bush won again in 2004 by about five percent, and Obama turned the state blue in 2008 with 51 percent of the vote.
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Saturday, November 10 2012 1:48 PM EST2012-11-10 18:48:37 GMT
(RNN) – With the majority of ballots counted and the question of who will be the next president put to rest, only Florida remains undecided as vote tallies continued into Wednesday. With 97 percent reported,Full Story >
The state of Florida has finished its tally, and its 29 electoral votes went to President Barack Obama. Not that it mattered. Full Story >
Wednesday, November 7 2012 9:48 AM EST2012-11-07 14:48:58 GMT
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Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:32:20 GMT
A suspect was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man in East Price Hill. On May 14, officers responded to the 500 block of Elberon Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Upon arrival, police located ScottFull Story >
A suspect was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man in East Price Hill.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:47:43 GMT
The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended northern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Deters for 60 days because of misconduct in two civil cases. The suspension marks the second time the high court has suspendedFull Story >
The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended northern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Deters for 60 days because of misconduct in two civil cases.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 4:38 AM EDT2013-05-24 08:38:10 GMT
(RNN) - A bridge in Washington has collapsed and at least two cars are in the water, according to KING 5 TV out of Seattle. The bridge is part of Interstate 5. There is no word on injuries. Copyright 2013Full Story >
A photo from the scene showed a man sitting on top of his car, which was partially submerged.Full Story >
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