The Miami-Dade absentee ballots have all been counted. And color us blue. That blank on the U.S. map usually known as Florida is now filled in. Mitt Romney has conceded Florida. Miami-Dade County itself turned out for Barak Obama in a big way. The final results are :
62% for the President and 38% for Mitt Romney. Now the attention turns to what took so long and how to prevent a repeat performance. Elections Supervisor Penelope Townsley admits more and larger locations are needed and says her department, along with the mayor's office, will examine what can be done differently.
County Mayor Carlos Gimenez says he wants the state to change its ways as well and wants Governor Rick Scott to add extra voting days. He's convinced that would at least cut down on this last minute crush that produced 54,ooo absentee ballots near the end.