Senator Barrack Obama won the very first contests to be called in the country.
The towns of Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location in New Hampshire opened their polls at midnight last night and all voting was done within an hour. The two towns, with a combined population of 115 people, reported 100% turn out. In Dixville Notch, Obama won 15 votes to McCain’s 6. That’s right, the town has a total of 21 voters. Hart’s Location broke down 15 for Obama, 10 for McCain and 2 for write-in Ron Paul. Ralph Nader received no votes in either town despite being on the ballot in both.
The two rural New Hampshire towns are the first to announce their results in the nation. Dixville Notch has voted at midnight since 1964, and Hart’s Location voted early from 1948 to 1964 and brought back the tradition in 1992. Neither town is predicative of who will win given that both towns have voted Republican in just about every election in the last fifty years. Dixville Notch last voted for a Democrat in 1968 when the town backed Hubert Humphrey.
While the votes are neither predicative nor accurate, they are, however, fun to see.
I voted today in Vermont. Our precinct has seen some steady voting already with over six-hundred votes cast before 11am.
Remember, get out there and vote.
Sei is a trans-lesbian who lives in Vermont and has a strong passion for LGBTI rights. She has a BA in History and her hobbies include sci-fi, anime, fantasy, action movies, video games, and more. You can visit her Blogger profile here.