Romney Camp Concedes Florida to Obama
Romney concedes in adviser's letter to Miami Herald
Mitt Romney's campaign has now completely thrown in the towel. Despite ballots still being counted in the Sunshine State, a senior advisor from the Romney campaign yesterday told the Miami Herald they are conceding the state of Florida and its 29 electoral votes to President Obama.
"The numbers in Florida show this was winnable," Brett Doster said in a statement to the paper. "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."
The outcome of Florida would not have mattered anyway, since President Obama had well over the 270 electoral college votes necessary to win, but the race was very close. Obama led Romney by only 55,832 votes.
The concession of Florida brings the election's official tally to 332-206 in favor of the president, less than 1 percent, with 97 percent of votes counted.