MIAMI, Florida (News-Press) - Florida Democrats claimed a victory in the presidential race on Thursday even as election supervisors were still counting votes and the margin between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remained tight.
The party issued a statement Thursday saying they had won Florida. The Associated Press has not declared a winner because the contest is too close to call.
Obama led Romney 49.9 percent to 49.2 percent, or by about 59,000 votes. Obama won the White House even though Florida is still undecided.
The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee said they are waiting for the state to finish its count, which includes thousands of provisional ballots.
However, Romney Florida adviser Brett Doster told The Miami Herald in a statement that the campaign had lost Florida.
Florida is still undecided largely due to long voting lines on election night, a deluge of last-minute absentee ballots and other assorted problems...
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