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Florida Dems switch, vote for Obama

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Karen Thurman announced her state's tally just moments ago on the convention floor: 136 for Barack Obama, 51 for Hillary Clinton and 1 abstention.

The results differ widely from how the delegates were divvied up according to the Jan. 29 Democratic primary, in which Clinton won 105 delegates, Obama won 67 delegates and Edwards won 13 delegates. But Edwards' admission earlier this month that he had an affair, and Clinton's announcement today that she was releasing her delegates prompted some to switch their allegiances at the convention.

"Thank you Florida. We're so happy you're here,'' said Democratic National Committee Secretary Alice Germond.

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