Over 40 percent in Florida cast ballots before Election Day
Phil Keating reports from Tampa
- Duration 3:00
- Date Nov 6, 2012
Phil Keating reports from Tampa
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Get a closer look now what's happening in the battle for.
Well the biggest prize in this election some consider among the battleground states -- -- -- Florida 29.
Electoral votes -- certainly will be decisive one way or the other.
Biggest tossup state of all and Phil Keating is live in Tampa.
Hillsborough County how's it going there -- good morning.
Good morning bill while two hours up pouring rain has finally subsided so respecting the -- -- are showing up en -- again.
The -- are long statewide according to election supervisors.
County to county and that's typical for a presidential election especially Wong was.
This ballot in Florida it is the longest ballot in state history takes about 4045 minutes is to fill it out if you didn't do your homework here's.
Shot down in North Miami which has been seeing.
-- multiple dozens of people.
In line this morning there have been some issues down there people saying they got to the priests say didn't have the print out delivered yet.
Others were actually letting people vote.
Until they were told not to do that so some -- did delays but everything so far looking pretty smooth.
And what what about -- reports of robo calls giving voters.
Some bad information what -- you have on that -- Yeah -- some information that came out dealing with three key swing states Florida Virginia and North Carolina and voter rights groups say.
What they -- seeing here in which are looking at here is the early morning crush on our precinct.
Of Tampa voters cast their bad Hillsborough County -- big time this week county but these three swing states of Virginia North Carolina Florida.
But writers were saying robo calls -- coming in suggesting they could actually vote by phone today.
Well that's not the case you got you have to vote in person and you have to have a photo ID.
I just spoke with a woman who is heading home to your passport because of birth there was Saturday and her license is now expire.
On the board now -- which critical watching Florida it's always comes out of that high for court or.
The center part of the state these -- where your swing voters live your independent voters live it's right down here around Tampa to Orlando to Daytona Beach.
On the map you can circle it here why is this so critical.
You can watch two counties -- try and figure that out throughout the night.
One I would point to here is Orange County that's Orlando this is -- county the president won easily by eighteen points but watch when you -- the mapping go to 2004.
In that same county.
This is a dead even 5050 split split rather between Senator Kerry and President Bush the -- -- this up the -- four court or.
What's Tampa two because in 2004.
The president President Bush then won by six points but in 2008 that's -- county that went blue.
Hillsborough Pinellas County to the west the president an eight point winner there over John McCain so watch that -- for court or.
This is the area where you work to try and figure out.
Where this state will go 29 electoral votes on the line there in the sunshine state.