Obama finally wins Florida to take election by 332 to 206 electoral votes
President Barack Obama has been declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes over Republican rival Mitt Romney ending a four-day recount.
No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206.
The Florida Secretary of State's Office said that with almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Obama led over Romney 50 percent to 49.1 percent, a difference of about 74,000 votes.
That was over the half-percent margin where a computer recount would have been automatically ordered unless Romney had waived it, Fox News reports.
Under Florida law, recounts are based on Saturday's results. Only a handful of overseas and military ballots are believed to remain outstanding, the report said.
It's normal for election supervisors in Florida and other states to spend days after any election counting absentee, provisional, military and overseas ballots.
According to the report, Republican George W. Bush had won the 2000 contest after the Supreme Court declared him the winner over Democrat Al Gore by a scant 537 votes.
The win gave Obama victories in eight of the nine swing states, losing only North Carolina.
In addition to Florida, he won Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Virginia, Colorado and Nevada, the report added.