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Early, Absentee Voting Pushed Obama to Win in Fla.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- Many more Floridians voted for John McCain on Election Day, but Barack Obama sealed his victory in the state by winning more early and absentee votes.

A study of 94 percent of the electorate by The Associated Press shows that McCain beat Obama by almost 5 percentage points on Nov. 4. But Obama beat him by 11 percentage points in early and absentee balloting.

Overall, Obama beat McCain 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent.


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