With the State of Florida’s 1st set of Unofficial Returns published, most major media outlets called the Presidential race for President Obama. The percentage difference between the candidates was larger than the amount that would trigger any kind of recount and any remaining ballots would not be of enough quantity to change the outcome.
The media coverage of Florida has not been kind, and calls for changes have begun. Notably, former Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections and former Mayor of Tampa Pam Iorio has called for reform on her Facebook page, while the Palm Beach Post reports that groups that have litigated with the State previously over election law issues have also called for changes and a federal investigation. The Governor of Florida issued a statement asking the Secretary of State to review the Florida election process.