The results are in and Hillsborough County has named its choice for the White House. President Barack Obama has taken the county with 52.63 percent of the vote.
A total of 277,432 ballots were cast in Obama’s favor within Hillsborough County. Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 243,323 ballots cast in his favor, which works out to 46.16 percent.
A total of 527,169 votes were cast in the presidential race in Hillsborough, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Election Office.
While Obama won’t gain any precious electoral votes from Hillsborough County alone, he can say he carried the county.
In 2008, Hillsborough voters also chose Obama over Republican challenger John McCain. In that race, Obama took 272,963 votes or 53.05 percent. McCain garnered 49.94 percent or 236,355 votes, according to the supervisor of elections office.
Results are considered unofficial until they are certified by the state of Florida.
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