The campaign team of Republican Mitt Romney acknowledged Thursday hint losing Florida, even before the counting of ballots in the state key southeastern U.S., where the games were very close in presidential election on Tuesday.
Florida must provide no less than 29 electors to the winner.
“The data show that Florida could win,” lamented Brett Doster, campaign advisor for Mitt Romney in Florida, in a statement quoted by the Miami Herald. “We thought (…) they have what it takes to win. Clearly, this is not the case, and for this reason all the people involved in Florida and I feel uncomfortable.”
Counting of ballots for the moment give a slight advantage to incumbent Democratic Barack Obama , 49.9% against 49.2% for his Republican opponent, according to the website of the Election Commission of the State.
Of the 67 counties that make up Florida, where there are three results are not yet final. According to local authorities, the results should be made Saturday afternoon in three urban counties traditionally favorable to Democrats.
The head of the campaign team of Barack Obama, Jim Messina, for his part told: “At one point, today (Thursday), we believe that we will be officially declared winner in Florida.”
Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the presidential election in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, while his rival has so far won 303 electoral votes. With those of Florida, so get it 332, against 206 for the Republican.