64,000 Florida votes for president did not count

Published On: Feb 07 2013 11:18:00 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 07 2013 01:50:17 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla -

A new report shows that nearly 64,000 voters in Florida did not wind up voting for president.

State election officials compiled voting data from all 67 counties in the state.   They found that the number of voters who did not cast a "valid" vote in the race for president was .75 percent. That's the same rate as it was back in 2008.  This number includes people who wrote the wrong name on the ballot, left the ballot blank or voted for more than one candidate.

President Barack Obama won Florida - and its 29 electoral votes - by slightly more than 74,000 votes over GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

The state report also found that the percentage of people voting on Election Day dropped from 2010.

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