This is Crist country! Pinellas County vote goes to Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama has carried Pinellas County for the second election in a row.

The results are in, and Pinellas County has named its choice for the White House. Obama has taken the county with 52 percent of the vote, according to results on the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website.

A total of 230,990 ballots were cast in Obama’s favor in Pinellas County. Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 206,685 ballots cast in his favor, which works out to 46 percent.

A total of 444,001 votes were cast in the presidential race in Pinellas, according to the Pinellas Supervisor of Election’s unofficial results.

In 2008, Pinellas also went to Obama, who won 53 percent of the vote compared to Republican challenger John McCain’s 45 percent. Obama picked up more than 248,000 of the 464,900 total votes cast in Pinellas in the ’08 presidential race, edging McCain by more than 38,000 votes.

Results are considered unofficial until they are certified by the state of Florida.

Via William Mansell of Patch.

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