Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama Wins Dixville Notch and Hartville's Location in N.H.

You know that you are obessing about an election when you get up at 3:00 am to check out whether Obama carried Dixville Notch in New Hampshire. Dixville Notch, and another little town, Hartville's Location, have a tradition of getting their voters out at midnight on Election Day to cast the first votes in the nation. By the way, when we say "little", we aren't kidding. The total votes cast this year in these two towns numbered 50.

So here I am at 3:00 am checking out the numbers. It turns out that Obama won both towns. In Dixville Notch he won by a vote of 15 to 6 and Hartville's Location by 17 to 10, for a total of 32 to 16. In Hartville's Location there were two write-in votes for Ron Paul. Ralph Nader was on the ballot in both locations, but got no votes.

Dixville Notch almost always votes Republican. In fact, since 1960, it has only gone Democrat for President one time, and that was in 1968. So, the fact that Obama won could mean something, or it might not mean a thing. In any event, there it is. You can read the whole article about Dixville Notch and Hartville's Location here.

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