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Polls are closed in Florida, and we're liveblogging the results of the Republican presidential primary.

Results: AP (By county) | CNN | Google | Politico

6:18 PM PT: Gingrich says he'll abolish White House czars, because as a dictator, he won't need them.

6:19 PM PT: You will always know where you where when Newt gave his "I have a dream" speech.

6:20 PM PT: Newt is also using a teleprompter, making the Freepers weep.

6:21 PM PT:
Washington outsider Newt Gingrich cites David Broder column on something he did in Congress in the 1990s.
@blakehounshell via Twitter for iPad

6:22 PM PT: Professor Newt is in da house! He's been studying shit for 60 years! So trust him. Even though you're not supposed to trust any other professor.

6:23 PM PT:
Someone needs to slip Newt a "Dude, you lost" note.
@pourmecoffee via TweetDeck
6:25 PM PT:
Obama also uses a toaster. Can't toast bread with fire, elitist Barack Hussein?!
@BigFatWhale via web

6:26 PM PT: Alright, I'm skipping Ron Paul. My kids are far more interesting.

Thanks for hanging with us tonight!

7:16 PM PT (David Jarman): One last tally from the bean counting crew, seeing as how the count in Florida is almost done. With slightly over 98% reporting, the Romney total edged down a bit more; Mitt's at 46, to 32 for Gingrich, 13 for Santorum, and 7 for Paul. Romney's strongest county was also the state's most populous: Miami-Dade, with 61%, along with 57 in Collier and 54 Palm Beach... all distinguished by having lots of transplanted northeasterners. The largest county that Gingrich won was Escambia (Pensacola, in the Panhandle); Clay and Alachua are his only other big prizes, along with a handful of rural counties in the Panhandle and the empty area around Lake Okeechobee. Gingrich also kept Duval (Jacksonville) close.

7:39 PM PT (David Jarman): One more observation: tonight's turnout was approximately 1,656,000 (with a few precincts left to be counted). That's a respectable-seeming 40% of the state's 4.1 million registered Republicans... but let's flash back to 2008, when the GOP presidential primary drew 1,949,498 voters instead. Anybody sensing a little less enthusiasm for the GOP field this time?

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 06:17 PM PST.

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