Florida still undecided in Presidential election

South Florida long lines, understaffed polling placed, machines lead to frustration

Published On: Nov 07 2012 06:10:41 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Florida is once again holding up progress in the final count in the 2012 Presidential election.  

Millions of Americans showed up to vote in South Florida, only to be met with extremely long lines, understaffed polling places and machines that just didn't work.

Many are left wondering when Florida will finally be counted.

Elections officials in Miami Dade are hoping to be finished counting their votes sometime later Wednesday.

Millions of voters showed up to vote and some stood in line for six and a half hours before casting their ballot.

The long lines stretched around elections offices well after dark. Voters complained about understaffed polls, malfunctioning voting machines and the 3,000 page ballot that some found hard to navigate through.

The lines were mind-numbing and some voters actually left and didn't cast their vote. But in the race for President, it just won't matter.

In Miami Dae County in south Florida, 88 percent of the precincts show President Obama at 62 percent and Mitt Romney at 37 percent.

With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Broward County reports the President at 67 percent and Romney at 32 percent.

Palm Beach County, with 98 percent of precincts reporting, shows Obama at 58 percent and Romney at 41 percent.

Voters were still frustrated last night.

"There's no reason for them to not have the ballots for this precinct," one aggravated voter said. "To make us stand here until after eight o'clock. A lot of people left and won't come back, and they can't come back."  

Elections officials are concerned that the voting problems in South Florida have left a bad taste in voters mouths.

But President Obama did address the voting issues in his victory speech last night, assuring voters that his administration will fix that.